[ tuh-ras-kuhn, -rahs- ]

noun,plural Ta·ras·cans, (especially collectively) Ta·ras·can for 1. Also Tarasco .
  1. a member of an Indigenous people of Michoacán state, in southwestern Mexico.

  2. the language of the Tarascans.

  1. of or relating to the Tarascans or their language.

Origin of Tarascan

First recorded in 1910–15; from Spanish Tarasco, from Tarascan tarascue “father-in-law; son-in-law” + -an
  • Also Pu·ré·pe·cha [poo-rey-pech-uh] /ˌpu reɪˈpɛtʃ ə/ .

Words Nearby Tarascan

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