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 (kĕr′ĭ-sən) also Ker·es (kĕr′ĭs)
n. pl. Keresan or Ker·e·sans also Keres
1. A member of a Pueblo people inhabiting seven pueblos in north-central New Mexico.
a. The language family comprising the closely related languages of the Keresan, not known to be related to any other language family.
b. A language of this family.

[From American Spanish querés, of unknown origin.]

Ker′e·san, Ker′es adj.
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Although the tribes interact, they speak five separate languages: Keresan, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, and Zuni.
Formerly known as the Santo Domingo Pueblo, Kewa is a Keresan dialect-speaking pueblo that was celebrating a saint's day with ceremonies, including a nearly unceasing set of dances in the hot, dusty sun.
Use the New Mexico Keresan Pueblo notion of giftedness in the classroom.
Identifying giftedness among Keresan Pueblo Indians, the Keres study.
He grew up in a three-room house speaking the Acoma dialect of the Keresan language group as his first tongue.
The consent decree also addresses noncompliance with provisions of a previous consent decree to ensure that American Indian citizens of the county, including those who rely in whole or in part on the Keresan or Navajo language, have an equal opportunity to participate in all phases of the electoral process.
His beloved great-grandfather had taught him the ancient Acoma tribal ways and the Keresan language, and when the old man died Kendall became the last living member of the Snake Clan.
Creative female deities from Keresan mythology--Grandmother Spider and Thought Woman--play an integral role in Silko's journey to become a writer-storyteller.
Mary Eunice Romero (1994) found in a study of "giftedness" among Keresan Pueblo Indians (both Acoma and Cochiti are Keresan) that the concept, to the extent that it was recognized, was in sharp contrast to the one held by other Americans.
In addition to Spanish and English, residents of the various tribes communicate in seven indigenous American Indian languages (Apache, Keresan, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Navajo, and Zunian).
When the Keresan pueblo people of Cochiti, New Mexico, perform their ceremonial Corn Dance, it is feast day.
This kind of approach for one thing neglects the fact that Silko mixes Keresan (not only Laguna) with Navajo, Mexican, and Angloamerican myths and stories; second it undercuts the essential message in the novel which calls for an adaptive use of traditions, e.