- 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.