- 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
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from Philippine Spanish Ilocos, literally "river men," from Tagalog ilog "river."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper