rancherie

rancherie

[ran-chuh-ree]
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, Americanism; earlier rancheria < Spanish, derivative of rancho; see rancho

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rancherie (ˈrɑːntʃərɪ)
 
n
(in British Columbia, Canada) a settlement of North American Indians, esp on a reserve
 
[from Spanish rancheria]

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