"Faraones" was a Spanish name for an Apache band of what is now New Mexico. It comes from the
Spanish word for "Pharaoh," faraón, and was given to them by Spanish missionaries frustrated
by their resistance to being proselytized. The Faraones were a Mescalero Apache band, speakers of
the Mescalero-Chiricahua language. The Faraones tribe does not exist as a political entity anymore;
most Faraones descendants are members of the Mescalero Nation today.
Here are links to our webpages about the Faraones tribe and language: