noun (plural same or Senecas)
- 1A member of an American Indian people that was one of the five nations comprising the original Iroquois confederacy.More example sentences
- French sources do mention Ohioan Senecas, but the company consisted mainly of Indians long allied with France.
- Cusick's text implicitly adopts or could be used to support the anti-removal position of the Seneca and other Iroquois nations.
- Tales of the Lakota, the Cherokee, the Inuit and the Seneca, all laid out right at the foot of the Capitol.
- 2 [mass noun] The Iroquoian language of the Seneca, now with few speakers.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.
- Father also spoke Seneca and Cayuga, but he preferred Onondaga, the language of his father and of our longhouse.
- Mrs Asher Wright, who spoke Seneca perfectly, and who labored as a missionary among them for fifty years, recorded two Seneca myths as they had been related to her by Esquire Johnson, an old Seneca chief.
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- Relating to the Seneca or their language.More example sentences
- The treaty established the sovereign relationship between the federal government and the Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca nations.
- The Oneida language belongs to the Iroquoian language family, which also includes the Mohawk, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca tongues.
- While the relationship has been strained at times, the treaty remains unbroken and in effect and was used as recently as 1995 by a federal judge to uphold the sovereignty of the Seneca nation.
via Dutch from Algonquian.
More definitions of SenecaDefinition of Seneca in:
- The US English dictionary