pl.Tuscaroras or Tuscarora a member of a North American Indian people, orig. of North Carolina, but after 1714 of New York and later also Ontario: joined Iroquois Confederacy c. 1722 to become the sixth of the Six Nations
the Iroquoian language of this people
< a Five-Nations Iroquois language, an adaptation of Tuscarora skarò˙rəʾ, lit., ? those of the Indian hemp
a. A Native American people formerly inhabiting parts of North Carolina, with present-day populations in western New York and southeast Ontario, Canada. The Tuscarora migrated northward in the 18th century, joining the Iroquois confederacy in 1722 and adopting aspects of the Iroquois culture.