(Sp. model spelled same [xikaríja], diminutive of jícara [see above])
   1) Carlisle: 1867. A small cup used for drinking hot chocolate, or a small, tightly woven basket. Cobos concurs with both of these definitions. See jicara above.
   2) OED: 1850. An Apache tribe found primarily in New Mexico. Hendrickson suggests that the tribe takes its name from a hill in southeast Colorado or northern New Mexico shaped like an upside-down chocolate cup, a place where they once lived. He also notes that the tribe may have been named for the baskets woven by its members. Also known as Jicarilla Apaches.

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  • Jicarilla —   [englisch hiːkə riːjə, spanischer xika rija], Indianerstamm der Apachen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Jicarilla — Reservat der Jicarilla und benachbarter Stämme im Südwesten der USA Die Jicarilla (sprich: Hee ka re a, span: ‘kleiner Korb’, Eigenname T Inde ‘Volk’) sind ein Indianer Stamm der Apachen aus der Sprachfamilie Na Dené. Von den westlich lebenden… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jicarilla — Niña Jicarilla fotografiada por Edward S. Curtis, 1906. Los Apache Jicarilla son un grupo de población Apache que actualmente vive en Nuevo México, Estados Unidos, y que habla una lengua atabascana del sur. El término jicarilla es una palabra… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Jicarilla — noun (plural Jicarilla or Jicarillas) Etymology: American Spanish apaches de la xicarilla, literally, gourd cup Apaches, from Cerro de la Xicarilla, literally, gourd cup peak, unidentified mountain in Jicarilla territory Date: 1850 1. a member of …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Jicarilla — /hee keuh ree euh/, n., pl. Jicarillas, (esp. collectively) Jicarilla for 1. 1. a member of a group of North American Indians who once inhabited primarily northern New Mexico and southeastern Colorado and are situated in northwestern New Mexico.… …   Universalium

  • jicarilla — ˌhēkəˈrē(y)ə noun (plural jicarilla or jicarillas) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Spanish, from Mexican Spanish, little basket, diminutive of jícara; from the proficiency of the women in basket …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jicarilla — noun a) A Native American tribe. b) The Athabascan language these people speak. Syn: Jicarilla Apache …   Wiktionary

  • jicarilla — ji·ca·ri·lla …   English syllables

  • Jicarilla language — Jicarilla (called Abáachi mizaa in Jicarilla) is an Eastern Southern Athabaskan language spoken by the Jicarilla Apache.oundsConsonantsJicarilla has 34 consonants:* What has developed into IPA|/d/ in Jicarilla corresponds to IPA|/n/ and IPA|/ⁿd/… …   Wikipedia