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Ilocano

or Ilokano

[ee-loh-kah-noh] /ˌi loʊˈkɑ noʊ/
noun, plural II·lo·ca·nos ">IIlocanos (especially collectively) II·lo·ca·no.">IIlocano.
1.
a member of a people of Luzon in the Philippines.
2.
the Austronesian language of the Ilocano.
Origin of Ilocano
1830-1840
1830-40; < Spanish, equivalent to Ilok(o) the Ilocano name for themselves + -ano -an
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Word Origin and History for Ilocano

from Philippine Spanish Ilocos, literally "river men," from Tagalog ilog "river."

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