Iroquois meaning

ĭrə-kwoi
Any of the languages spoken by the Iroquois.
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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.
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Any or all of the languages of the Iroquois.
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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.
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Of the Iroquois or their languages or cultures.
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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.
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A person belonging to one of these tribes.
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Any of the languages of the Iroquois, belonging to the Iroquoian family of languages.
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A kind of hairdo, where both sides of the head are shaved leaving only a stripe of hair in the middle.
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Origin of iroquois

  • French probably of Algonquian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French, from Algonquian Irinakhoiw, literally, 'real adders'.

    From Wiktionary