Tuscarora meaning

tŭs'kə-rôr'ə
A member of 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 1700s, joining the Iroquois confederacy in 1722 and adopting aspects of the Iroquois culture.
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The Iroquoian language of the Tuscarora.
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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.
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The Iroquoian language of this people.
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Origin of tuscarora

  • From an Iroquoian source such as Mohawk akothasakaróręʔ Tuscarora skarò·rənʔ ethnic self-designation of unknown origin (but traditionally interpreted as “those of the fiber plant Apocynum cannabinum”)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition