WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
Ta•no•an  (tänō ən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. 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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