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Iroquois

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Pronunciation: /ˈɪrəkwɔɪ
 
, -kɔɪ/

Definition of Iroquois in English:

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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

adjective

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Relating to the Iroquois or their languages.
Example sentences
  • 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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