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