Definition of rancheria
1 : a dwelling place of a ranchero
2 : a small settlement often consisting of huts occupied especially by Amerindians or Mexicans it was among these rancherias … that the missions found their most fertile field for labor — F. M. & Marie Keesing
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Origin and Etymology of rancheria
Mexican Spanish ranchería, from ranchero + Spanish -ía -y (from Latin -ia)
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