Main definitions of Taos in English

: Taos1Taos2

Taos1

proper noun

  • A town in northern New Mexico, in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains; population 5,551 (est. 2008).

Pronunciation

Taos

/taʊs/

Main definitions of Taos in English

: Taos1Taos2

Taos2

noun

  • 1A North American people native to New Mexico.

    • ‘The Taos Indians, being great hunters, are also famous for their work with animal skins – moccasins, boots and drums.’
    • ‘A deep forested mountain valley cradles a small lake that is the headwaters of Rio Pueblo, which tumbles through the village of the Taos people.’
    • ‘Most archeologists believe that the Taos Indians along with other Pueblo Indians settled along the Rio Grande migrated from the Four Corners region.’
    1. 1.1 A member of the Taos.
    2. 1.2 The language of the Taos.
      • ‘In data collected in 1935 and 1937, he notes that Taos was spoken by all members of the Taos Pueblo community.’
      • ‘Taos belongs to a northern sub-grouping on the Tiwa branch of the Kiowa-Tanoan language family.’

Pronunciation

Taos

/taʊs/