noun ran·che·ria \ˌranchəˈrēə\

Definition of rancheria



  1. 1 :  a dwelling place of a ranchero

  2. 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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