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Ilocano

or I·lo·ka·no

[ee-loh-kah-noh]
noun, plural I·lo·ca·nos, (especially collectively) I·lo·ca·no.
  1. a member of a people of Luzon in the Philippines.
  2. the Austronesian language of the Ilocano.
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Origin of Ilocano

1830–40; < Spanish, equivalent to Ilok(o) the Ilocano name for themselves + -ano -an
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Ilocano

from Philippine Spanish Ilocos, literally "river men," from Tagalog ilog "river."

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