Tanoan
noun Etymology: Tano, a group of former pueblos in New Mexico Date: 1891 a family of American Indian languages spoken in New Mexico and Arizona • Tanoan adjective

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  • Tanoan — [tä′nō ən] n. [coined (1891) by J. W. Powell < Sp Tano, Tano or Tewa Indian < Tewa tḥaánu] a family of North American Indian languages including those of the Kiowas and of a number of Pueblo villages in New Mexico and Arizona …   English World dictionary

  • Tanoan — /tah noh euhn/, n. an 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. [1891; coined by J.W. Powell as Tañoan, based on AmerSp Tagno… …   Universalium

  • Tanoan — [tə nəʊən] noun a small language family comprising a number of Pueblo Indian languages. adjective relating to Tanoan. Origin from Sp. Tano + an …   English new terms dictionary

  • Tanoan — Ta•no•an [[t]təˈnoʊ ən[/t]] n. peo a group of languages spoken by several Pueblo Indian peoples of N and central New Mexico, constituting together with the language of the Kiowa Indians a single language family (Kiowa Tanoan). • Etymology: 1891… …   From formal English to slang

  • Tanoan — noun a family of North American Indian language spoken in southwestern United States • Syn: ↑Tanoan language • Hypernyms: ↑Amerind, ↑Amerindian language, ↑American Indian language, ↑American Indian, ↑Indian …   Useful english dictionary

  • tanoan — ta·no·an …   English syllables

  • Tanoan — /ˈtanoʊən/ (say tahnohuhn) noun 1. a Native American linguistic stock, which includes three surviving languages spoken in pueblos in northern New Mexico, including Taos. –adjective 2. of or relating to this stock …   Australian English dictionary

  • Tanoan languages — Tanoan is a major linguistic grouping of Pueblo Indians. It is remotely related to the Kiowa language with which it forms the Kiowa Tanoan language family, and an even more remote relation with the Uto Aztecan and Zuni languages has been… …   Wikipedia

  • Tanoan language — noun a family of North American Indian language spoken in southwestern United States • Syn: ↑Tanoan • Hypernyms: ↑Amerind, ↑Amerindian language, ↑American Indian language, ↑American Indian, ↑Indian …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kiowa-Tanoan languages — Infobox Language family name=Kiowa Tanoan region=central North America familycolor=American family=Kiowa Tanoan child1= Kiowa child2=Tiwa child3= Tewa child4= Towa map caption=Distribution of Kiowa Tanoan languages before European contactKiowa… …   Wikipedia

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