1 rancheríaf.group of houses.* * *SF1) LAm [para trabajadores] labourers' quarters, laborers' quarters (EEUU)3) Caribe (=taberna) poor country inn4) Caribe (=chabolas) shantytown* * *b) (Méx) dairy* * *b) (Méx) dairy* * *2 ( Méx) dairy* * *
ranchería sustantivo femeninoa) (Col) See Also→b) (Méx) dairy
* * *Col, Méx, RP, Ven1. [en el campo] = group of labourers' dwellings2. [en la ciudad] shanty town* * *ranchería nf: settlement
2 rancheríaBentley: 1844. Generally, an Indian encampment (usually Apache). Watts notes that it occasionally referred to a ranch's headquarters, and Bentley indicates that it applied to a group of rancheros with their families, shelters, and supplies. According to Bentley, this term is not common in English "except in historical writings." The DRAE glosses it as a group of ranchos or huts. Cobos references it as "a group of ranches or an Indian settlement."Alternate forms: rancheree, rancherie.