|pueblo (ˈpwɛbləʊ, Spanish ˈpweβlo)|
|—n , pl -los|
|1.||a communal village, built by certain Indians of the southwestern US and parts of Latin America, consisting of one or more flat-roofed stone or adobe houses|
|2.||(in Spanish America) a village or town|
|3.||(in the Philippines) a town or township|
|[C19: from Spanish: people, from Latin populus]|
traditional architecture of the Pueblo Indians of the southwestern United States. The multistoried, permanent, attached homes typical of this tradition are modeled after the cliff dwellings built by the Ancestral Pueblo (Anasazi) culture beginning in approximately AD 1150. This architectural form continued to be used by many Pueblo peoples in the early 21st century.
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