Shalako

noun

Sha·​la·​ko
shəˈlä(ˌ)kō
plural -s
1
or Shalako dancer : one of the dancers impersonating a Zuñi mythical being of extraordinary stature
2
: a Zuñi ceremony in which Shalakos play a central role and which celebrates the advent or departure of the kachinas

Word History

Etymology

Zuñi

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“Shalako.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shalako. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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