palenque

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish Palenque, the name of a maroon settlement in Colombia, from palenque ‎(palisade).

Noun[edit]

palenque ‎(plural palenques)

  1. (historical) A community of runaway slaves.
    • 2007 October 18, Simon Romero, “A Language, Not Quite Spanish, With African Echoes”, in New York Times[1]:
      Different from dozens of other palenques that were vanquished, this community has successfully fended off threats to its existence to this day.

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

palenque m ‎(plural palenques)

  1. palisade
  2. pit (miniature arena for cockfighting)

Descendants[edit]