[ran-chuh-ree-uh; Spanish rahn-che-ree-ah]
- a family household unit or settlement.
- a hut or house where rancheros live.
- a village of such huts.
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Examples from the Web for rancheria
For them there were dwellings apart; a collection of rude hovels, styled the rancheria.The Death Shot
We knew that Rube would reach the rancheria, and return with a rescue—that was all.
At this crisis a shout was raised: “To the rancheria, to the rancheria!”
In half-an-hour after, with the vaquero for my guide, I rode quietly out of the rancheria.
I was at least thirty miles from the rancheria, and I could not tell in what direction it lay.