Tanoan

[tah-noh-uh n]
noun
  1. an American Indian language family of which the three surviving languages are spoken in several pueblos, including Taos, in northern New Mexico near the Rio Grande.

Origin of Tanoan

1891; coined by J.W. Powell as Tañoan, based on American Spanish Tagno (see -an; gn misinterpreted as equivalent to Spanish ñ), variant of Tano, ethnic name of Southern Tewa subgroup of Tanoans < Southern Tewa tʰá·nu
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