plural -s
: a dwelling place of a ranchero
: 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 laborF. M. & Marie Keesing

Word History


Mexican Spanish ranchería, from ranchero + Spanish -ía -y (from Latin -ia)

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“Rancheria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rancheria. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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