|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]|
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).