Definition of rancheria in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌrɑːn(t)ʃəˈriːə/


(In Spanish America and the western US) a small Indian settlement.
Example sentences
  • They are the direct result of Jesuit consolidation of the dispersed population from over eighty rancherias into eight mission towns by the 17th century.
  • Once it was primarily home to mission rancherias and then to small truck farms.
  • Architectural accents from a variety of periods enhance the notion of a sprawling rancheria evolving and expanding through the decade.


Spanish, from rancho (see ranch).

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