Variant of Tuscarora
- 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
Origin: from a Five-Nations Iroquois language, an adaptation of Tuscarora skarò˙rəʾ, literally , uncertain or unknown; perhaps those of the Indian hemp
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