rancherie

[ ran-chuh-ree ]
/ ˈræn tʃə ri /
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noun Canadian.

an Indian village or settlement, especially one located on a reserve.
any one of the large rectangular cedar buildings erected by Pacific Coast Indians for communal living and ceremonial purposes.

Nearby words

  1. ranch dressing,
  2. ranch house,
  3. ranch mink,
  4. rancher,
  5. rancheria,
  6. ranchero,
  7. ranchette,
  8. ranchi,
  9. ranching,
  10. ranchman

Origin of rancherie

1590–1600, Americanism; earlier rancheria < Spanish, derivative of rancho; see rancho

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British Dictionary definitions for rancherie

rancherie

/ (ˈrɑːntʃərɪ) /

noun

(in British Columbia, Canada) a settlement of North American Indians, esp on a reserve

Word Origin for rancherie

from Spanish rancheria

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