(sabanero [saßanero] < sabana, of Taino origin plus the suffix -ero, in this case, 'pertaining to' or 'from')
   Watts: 1850-1900.
   A herder of animals or a packer or muleteer. Watts indicates that savanero was used originally as a loose term for a plainsman. In Spanish sources, it denotes a person who lives on a plain or one who herds or cares for a herd of livestock on a plain.

Cowboy Talk. A Dictionary of Spanish Terms. . 2013.

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