Philippine Spanish, from Iloco/Iloko, the native word for the inhabitants of Ilocos + the Spanish suffix -ano. Iloco comes from an old Ilocano prefix i-, meaning from, and either lukong, meaning flat lands, or luek/look, meaning bay. Some suggest that it comes from Tagalog ilog, meaning river, but this is highly dubious, for it goes against the customs in naming groups and places.
Ilocano (plural Ilocanos)
- One of an ethnic group in the Philippines.
- A language spoken principally on the island of Luzon.
Ilocano (not comparable)
- Of or pertaining to the Ilocano.
- Filipino: Ilokano