- a member of a people of Luzon in the Philippines.
- the Austronesian language of the Ilocano.
Origin of Ilocano
1830–40; < Spanish, equivalent to Ilok(o) the Ilocano name for themselves + -ano -an
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for ilocano
For this reason, Ilocano servants and workmen are sought for in preference to most others.The Philippine Islands
The principal language is Pangasinan; Ilocano is also spoken.
The principal language is Pangasinn; Ilocano is also spoken.
The principal language is Ilocano; Pangasinan, too, is spoken.
When he came down from the sky to the Ilocano country and asked for hogs, they did not comply.Kankanay Ceremonies
C. R. Moss
Word Origin and History for ilocano
from Philippine Spanish Ilocos, literally "river men," from Tagalog ilog "river."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper