Definition of Iroquoian in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪrəˈkwɔɪən/
Pronunciation: /ɪrəˈkɔɪən/


[mass noun]
A language family of eastern North America, including Cherokee and Mohawk. With the exception of Cherokee, all its members are extinct or nearly so.


Relating to the Iroquois people or the Iroquoian language family.
Example sentences
  • Among western Iroquoian groups like the Huron and Neutral, men held a greater balance of the power in society.
  • Infant burials in high proportions also have been documented in Iroquoian longhouses.
  • He was raised in the Handsome Lake Longhouse religion of his Iroquoian ancestors.

Words that rhyme with Iroquoian

doyen, Illinoisan

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Line breaks: Iro|quoi¦an

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