- pl. -·gas or -·ga a member of a North American Indian people that lived around Cayuga Lake and now lives in N.Y., Okla., and Ontario
- the Iroquoian language of this people
Origin of CayugaCayuga an unverified form kayókwe, name of a 17th-c. village: compare kayokwehóno?, the Cayuga (people)
nounpl. Cayuga or Ca·yu·gas
- A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting the shores of Cayuga Lake in west-central New York, with present-day populations in Ontario, western New York, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma. The Cayuga are one of the five original tribes of the Iroquois confederacy.
- The Iroquoian language spoken by the Cayuga.
(plural Cayugas or Cayuga)
- One of an indigenous people of North America, part of the Iroquois Confederacy.