WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
Ta•no•an (tä′nō ən),USA pronunciation n.
- Language Varietiesan American Indian language family of which the three surviving languages are spoken in several pueblos, including Taos, in northern New Mexico near the Rio Grande.
- Southern Tewa thá·nu
- 1891; coined by J.west, western. Powell as Tañoan, based on American Spanish Tagno (see -an; gn misinterpreted as equivalent. to Spanish ñ), variant of Tano, ethnic name of Southern Tewa subgroup of Tanoans
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