Definition of Jicarilla in English:


Syllabification: Ji·ca·ril·la
Pronunciation: /ˌhēkəˈrēə, -ˈrēlyə/

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noun (plural same or Jicarillas)

  • 1 (also Jicarilla Apache) A member of an Apache people of northern New Mexico.
  • 2The Athabaskan language of the Jicarilla.


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  • Relating to the Jicarilla or their language.


Mexican Spanish: probably diminutive of jícara 'chocolate-cup' (from the shape of a local hill); perhaps from Nahuatl xicalli 'drinking vessel, gourd'.

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