- pl. -·nos or -·no a member of a people of N Luzon
- the Austronesian language of this people
nounpl. Ilocano, or I·lo·ca·nos also Ilokano or I·lo·ka·nos
- A member of an agricultural people of northern Luzon in the Philippines.
- The Austronesian language of the Ilocano.
Origin of IlocanoSpanish Ilócano from Ilocano Ilóko people who live along the shore (unattested sense), Austronesian people of the Philippines perhaps akin to luék, luók cove
- One of an ethnic group in the Philippines.
- A language spoken principally on the island of Luzon.
- Of or pertaining to the Ilocano.
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.