or I·lo·ka·no

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.

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. 2018

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Word Origin and History for ilokano


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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper