pueblos

pueblo

[pweb-loh; for 4, 5, also Spanish pwe-blaw]
noun, plural pueblos [pweb-lohz; Spanish pwe-blaws] .
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:
1800–10, Americanism; < American Spanish; Spanish: town, people < Latin populus people

prepueblo, adjective
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Pueblo

[pweb-loh]
noun
a city in central Colorado.
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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]

Pueblo1 (ˈpwɛbləʊ)
 
n , pl -lo, -los
a member of any of the North American Indian peoples who live in pueblos, including the Tanoans, Zuñi, and Hopi

Pueblo2 (ˈpwɛbləʊ)
 
n
a city in Colorado: a centre of the steel industry. Pop: 103 648 (2003 est)

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pueblo
"Indian village," 1808, from Sp. pueblo "village, small town," from L. populum, acc. of populus "people."
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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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