- 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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Examples from the Web for ilokano
As will be seen, the Ilokano have been the most aggressive immigrants.Negritos of Zambales
William Allan Reed
Many breechcloths are now bought ready made from the Ilokano.
However, the medio peso is known as “thalepi,” from the Ilokano “salepi.”
The Sapao bolo is, in appearance, superior to that of Ilokano manufacture.
No sooner were we in the house than addresses began, one of these being in Ilokano.The Head Hunters of Northern Luzon From Ifugao to Kalinga
Cornelis De Witt Willcox
Word Origin and History for ilokano
from Philippine Spanish Ilocos, literally "river men," from Tagalog ilog "river."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper