Shalako

noun Sha·la·ko \shəˈlä(ˌ)kō\

Definition of Shalako

plural

-s

  1. 1 or Shalako dancer :  one of the dancers impersonating a Zuñi mythical being of extraordinary stature

  2. 2 :  a Zuñi ceremony in which Shalakos play a central role and which celebrates the advent or departure of the kachinas

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Origin and Etymology of shalako

Zuñi


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