noun (plural same or Onondagas)
- 1A member of an Iroquois people, one of the five comprising the original Iroquois confederacy, formerly inhabiting an area near Syracuse, New York.More example sentences
- Hofstra begins by recalling a violent skirmish in 1742 on the Virginia frontier between white settlers and a group of Oneidas and Onondagas traveling from their homelands in New York to the Carolinas.
- In one pending claim, the Onondagas claim they own a large tract of land on which sits, among many other things, the city of Syracuse.
- Then Olbrechts spent three months in 1928 among the Tuscarora, and in 1929 he was for a brief time with the Onondaga.
- 2 [mass noun] The extinct Iroquoian language of the Onondaga.More example sentences
- The Cherokee language belongs to the Iroquoian family of languages and is therefore related to Mohawk, Seneca, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, and Tuscarora, among others.
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- Relating to the Onondaga or their language.More example sentences
- The Tuscarora slowly emigrated into Iroquois territory and settled amongst the Oneida (and on Onondaga margins).
- The next speaker, Audrey Shenandoah, is a Clan Mother of the Eel Clan, Onondaga Nation.
- A delegation of 40 Onondaga envoys arrived to negotiate a cease-fire and were seized and sent back to France as slaves.
from the Iroquoian name of their main settlement, literally 'on the hill'.
More definitions of OnondagaDefinition of Onondaga in:
- The US English dictionary