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Ilokano

[ee-loh-kah-noh] /ˌi loʊˈkɑ noʊ/
noun, plural II·lo·ka·nos ">IIlokanos (especially collectively) II·lo·ka·no.">IIlokano.
1.

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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  • There is not much sugar made in the area, and a large part of the product is purchased by the Ilokano.

    The Bontoc Igorot Albert Ernest Jenks
  • Many breechcloths are now bought ready made from the Ilokano.

    The Bontoc Igorot Albert Ernest Jenks
  • The rich valleys of Zambales have long attracted Ilokano immigrants, who have founded several important towns.

    Negritos of Zambales William Allan Reed
  • The Sapao bolo is, in appearance, superior to that of Ilokano manufacture.

    The Bontoc Igorot Albert Ernest Jenks
  • As will be seen, the Ilokano have been the most aggressive immigrants.

    Negritos of Zambales William Allan Reed
  • However, the medio peso is known as “thalepi,” from the Ilokano “salepi.”

    The Bontoc Igorot Albert Ernest Jenks
  • No sooner were we in the house than addresses began, one of these being in Ilokano.

  • The Filipino cab driver spoke to them in Ilokano, the Christian dialect of the province.

    The Golden Skull John Blaine
  • Santos looked startled, but he cranked the phone several times, talked in Ilokano, and finally handed the phone to Rick.

    The Golden Skull John Blaine
  • In Ilokano and Pampanga this trap is called “balantic,” accented, like the Sakai term, on the last syllable.

    Negritos of Zambales William Allan Reed
Word Origin and History for Ilokano

Ilocano

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

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