Onondaga meaning

ŏnən-dôgə, -dä-, -dā-
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A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting the eastern Finger Lakes region of west-central New York, with present-day populations in this same area and in southeast Ontario. The Onondaga are one of the original members of the Iroquois confederacy.
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The Iroquoian language of the Onondaga.
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A member of a North American Indian people formerly living near Onondaga Lake in New York and now also living in Ontario.
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The Iroquoian language of this people.
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Origin of onondaga

  • Onondaga onó·ɴtà’ke on the hill, a village name

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