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pueblo

[pweb-loh; for 4, 5, also Spanish pwe-blaw] /ˈpwɛb loʊ; for 4, 5, also Spanish ˈpwɛ blɔ/
noun, plural pueblos
[pweb-lohz; Spanish pwe-blaws] /ˈpwɛb loʊz; Spanish ˈpwɛ blɔs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a communal structure for multiple dwelling and defensive purposes of certain agricultural Indians of the southwestern U.S.: built of adobe or stone, typically many-storied and terraced, the structures were often placed against cliff walls, with entry through the roof by ladder.
2.
(initial capital letter) a member of a group of Indian peoples living in pueblo villages in New Mexico and Arizona since prehistoric times.
3.
an Indian village.
4.
(in Spanish America) a town or village.
5.
(in the Philippines) a town or a township.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10, Americanism; < American Spanish; Spanish: town, people < Latin populus people
Related forms
prepueblo, adjective

Pueblo

[pweb-loh] /ˈpwɛb loʊ/
noun
1.
a city in central Colorado.
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British Dictionary definitions for pueblos

pueblo

/ˈpwɛbləʊ; Spanish ˈpweβlo/
noun (pl) -los (-ləʊz; Spanish) (-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
Word Origin
C19: from Spanish: people, from Latin populus

Pueblo1

/ˈpwɛbləʊ/
noun (pl) -lo, -los
1.
a member of any of the North American Indian peoples who live in pueblos, including the Tanoans, Zuñi, and Hopi

Pueblo2

/ˈpwɛbləʊ/
noun
1.
a city in Colorado: a centre of the steel industry. Pop: 103 648 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for pueblos

pueblo

n.

"Indian village," 1808, from Spanish pueblo "village, small town; people, population," from Latin populum, accusative of populus "people" (see people (n.)).

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Pueblos [(pweb-lohz)]

Native American people, now found in Arizona and New Mexico, whose distant ancesters often lived in multilevel dwellings on the sheer sides of canyons. Some of these dwellings, which resembled apartment houses, can be seen in Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. The Spanish explorers discovered these people in the sixteenth century living in villages and named both the villages and the people “pueblos” (Spanish for town).

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Encyclopedia Article for pueblos

pueblo

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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