Definition of Iroquois in English:

Iroquois

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Pronunciation: /ˈɪrəkwɔɪ
 
, -kɔɪ/

noun (plural same)

  • 1A member of a former confederacy of six American Indian peoples (Mohawk, Oneida, Seneca, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Tuscarora) who lived mainly in southern Ontario and Quebec and northern New York State.
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    • I saw some guys making to do the running around behind walls and the likes but I am not to be positive that they are Iroquois or Americans.
    • Didn't the Cherokees and Iroquois play important roles in the American Revolution?
    • When I learned that my great-grandmother was an Onondaga Indian, I studied everything I could about the Iroquois.
  • 2 [mass noun] Any of the Iroquoian languages spoken by the Iroquois.

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  • Relating to the Iroquois or their languages.
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    • Historically, the Iroquois language was oral.
    • The council was coordinated with the Iroquois council at Six Nations Reserve in Canada.
    • Aside from here, the Lakota and Iroquois nations are represented as Native American countries.

Origin

French, from an Algonquian language.

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