rancherie

[ran-chuh-ree]
noun Canadian.
  1. an Indian village or settlement, especially one located on a reserve.
  2. any one of the large rectangular cedar buildings erected by Pacific Coast Indians for communal living and ceremonial purposes.

Origin of rancherie

1590–1600, Americanism; earlier rancheria < Spanish, derivative of rancho; see rancho
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British Dictionary definitions for rancherie

rancherie

noun
  1. (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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