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[tuh-ras-kuh n, -rahs-] /təˈræs kən, -ˈrɑs-/
noun, plural Tarascans (especially collectively) Tarascan for 1. Also, Tarasco
a member of an American Indian people of Michoacán state, in southwestern Mexico.
the language of the Tarascans.
of or relating to the Tarascans or their language. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • On the way, we secured our full series of Tarascan busts, at the Once Pueblos.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr
  • He was called by them Calzonzi, which is only the Tarascan word for any chief or leader.

    Mexico Susan Hale
  • The name cuiniqui in use by the Spanish speaking population is merely a corruption of the Tarascan name.

  • It was late when we reached the town, which consists in large part of mestizos and indians who speak little but native Tarascan.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr
  • A Tarascan village 27 kilometers by road south-southeast of Carapan; pine forest.

  • Almost the first person encountered was a young man of twenty-three years, who presented the pure Tarascan type.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr
  • Chavela was removing dishes and silver and placed them on her Tarascan tray.

    When the Owl Cries Paul Bartlett
  • The houses, bowered in dense groves of green, are of the picturesque Tarascan type.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr
  • Chavela, a fat Tarascan peasant in her twenties, hurried back, a cigarette in one hand and a charcoal ember in the other.

    When the Owl Cries Paul Bartlett
  • The first Tarascan name is given in the spelling used by Tarascans followed by the phonetic equivalent in English in parentheses.

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