or I·lo·ka·no


noun, plural I·lo·ca·nos, (especially collectively) I·lo·ca·no.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for ilocano's


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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper