What are pueblos?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Encyclopedia: Pueblo, indigenous people of North America Language

    The Pueblo speak languages of at least two different families. Languages of the Tanoan branch of the Aztec-Tanoan linguistic stock (see Native American languages) are spoken at 11 pueblos, including Taos, Isleta, Jemez, San Juan, San Ildefonso, and the Hopi pueblo of Hano. Languages of the Keresan branch of the Hokan-Siouan linguistic stock also are limited to Pueblo people–Western Keresan, spoken at Acoma and Laguna, and Eastern Keresan, at San Felipe, Santa Ana, Sia, Cochiti, and Santo Domingo. The Hopi language, which belongs to the Uto-Aztecan branch of the Aztec-Tanoan linguistic stock, is spoken at all Hopi pueblos except Hano. The Zuñi language may be connected with Tanoanfalling within the Aztec-Tanoan linguistic stock.

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    1 decade ago

    NOUN: 1a. Any of some 25 Native American peoples, including the Hopi, Zuñi, and Taos, living in established villages in northern and western New Mexico and northeast Arizona. The Pueblo are considered to be descendants of the cliff-dwelling Anasazi peoples and are noted for their skilled craft in pottery, basketry, weaving, and metalworking. b. A member of any of these peoples.

    Additional references: American Heritage® Spanish Dictionary, Wikipedia

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    Source(s): American Heritage® Dictionary: Description of Pueblo
  • 6 years ago

    pueblo is the spanish word for town.Today the word pueblo refer to numerous indian tribes in the southwest U.S.For hundred of years these people lived in relative peace.

  • 1 decade ago

    a communal structure for multiple dwelling and defensive purposes of certain agricultural Indians of the southwestern U.S.: built of adobe or stone, typically many-storied and terraced, the structures were often placed against cliff walls, with entry through the roof by ladder.

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