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rancherie

[ran-chuh-ree] /ˈræn tʃə ri/
noun, Canadian.
1.
an Indian village or settlement, especially one located on a reserve.
2.
any one of the large rectangular cedar buildings erected by Pacific Coast Indians for communal living and ceremonial purposes.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600, Americanism; earlier rancheria < Spanish, derivative of rancho; see rancho
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rancherie

/ˈrɑːntʃərɪ/
noun
1.
(in British Columbia, Canada) a settlement of North American Indians, esp on a reserve
Word Origin
from Spanish rancheria
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