- pl. -·quois· a member of a confederation of Iroquoian Indian peoples that lived in upstate New York and included the Senecas, Cayugas, Onondagas, Oneidas, Mohawks, and (after 1723) the Tuscaroras: their descendants live in New York, Ontario, Quebec, and Oklahoma
- any of the languages spoken by the Iroquois
Origin of IroquoisFr, probably from an Algonquian language
of the Iroquois or their languages or cultures
- A member of a Native American confederacy, known as the Iroquois League or the Iroquois Confederacy, inhabiting New York State and originally composed of the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca peoples, known as the Five Nations. After 1722 the confederacy was joined by the Tuscaroras to form the Six Nations.
- Any or all of the languages of the Iroquois. Also called In both senses also called Haudenosaunee .
Origin of IroquoisFrench probably of Algonquian origin
- A confederacy of (originally) five Native American (Indian) tribes: the Mohawks, the Oneidas, the Onondagas, the Cayugas, and the Senecas. Also known as the Iroquois League.
- A person belonging to one of these tribes.
- Any of the languages of the Iroquois, belonging to the Iroquoian family of languages.
- A kind of hairdo, where both sides of the head are shaved leaving only a stripe of hair in the middle.