noun (plural same or Tuscaroras)
- 1An American Indian people forming part of the Iroquois confederacy, originally inhabiting the Carolinas and later New York State.More example sentences
- The Tuscaroras were fleeing north from war in the Carolinas in 1722.
- During this period, the Tuscaroras were admitted as a sixth constituent nation.
- Following the Revolutionary War, the Tuscaroras acquired land for their own reservation near the present day Lewiston, New York.
- 2 [mass noun] The extinct Iroquoian language of the Tuscarora.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.
- Everyone started calling him MGM, which eventually evolved into Gihh-rhaggs, the Tuscarora word for lion.
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- Relating to the Tuscarora or their language.More example sentences
- It led the Five Nations to invite Tuscarora refugees to enter the Longhouse.
- Cusick's silence regarding the heterogeneity of his Iroquois audience-and-referent also fills the space between Five Nations and Tuscarora identity.
- Ted Williams is a writer, an artist, and an elder from the Tuscarora tribe in the Iroquois nation in New York State.
the name in Iroquois.
More definitions of TuscaroraDefinition of Tuscarora in:
- The US English dictionary