noun, plural ran·che·ri·as [ran-chuh-ree-uh z; Spanish rahn-che-ree-ahs] /ˌræn tʃəˈri əz; Spanish ˌrɑn tʃɛˈri ɑs/. Chiefly Southwestern U.S.
Examples from the Web for rancheria
There they stopped at a rancheria, "arruinada" according to Argello, although Duran makes no mention of this.
This raises the question whether Cabot saw the only rancheria of the tribe or one of a number.
He reached the rancheria "llamada de Oche jamnes," which, although it contained 40 houses, was deserted.
In half-an-hour after, with the vaquero for my guide, I rode quietly out of the rancheria.The War Trail|Mayne Reid
The rancheria of the Coras was no longer aught save a pile of ashes.The Trail-Hunter|Gustave Aimard