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n. pl. Iroquois (-kwoi′, -kwoiz′)
1. 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.
2. Any or all of the languages of the Iroquois. In both senses also called Haudenosaunee.
[French, probably of Algonquian origin.]
n, pl -quois
1. (Peoples) a member of any of a group of North American Indian peoples formerly living between the Hudson River and the St Lawrence and Lake Erie. See also Five Nations, Six Nations
2. (Languages) any of the Iroquoian languages
3. (Languages) of or relating to the Iroquois, their language, or their culture
4. (Peoples) of or relating to the Iroquois, their language, or their culture
Ir•o•quois(ˈɪr əˌkwɔɪ, -ˌkwɔɪz)
n., pl. -quois.
a member of any of the American Indian peoples, orig. centered in New York, that comprise the Five Nations confederacy: surviving Iroquois live primarily in New York, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Ontario, and Quebec.
A native North American people originally living between the Hudson and St Lawrence rivers.
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|Noun||1.||Iroquois - any member of the warlike North American Indian peoples formerly living in New York State; the Iroquois League were allies of the British during the American Revolution|
American Indian, Indian, Red Indian - a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived
Cayuga - a member of an Iroquoian people formerly living around Cayuga Lake in New York State
Cherokee - a member of an Iroquoian people formerly living in the Appalachian Mountains but now chiefly in Oklahoma
Erie - a member of an Iroquoian people formerly living on the south shore of Lake Erie in northern Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania and western New York
Mohawk - a member of the Iroquoian people formerly living along the Mohawk River in New York State
Oneida - a member of the Iroquoian people formerly living east of Lake Ontario
Onondaga - a member of the Iroquoian people formerly living between Lake Champlain and the Saint Lawrence River
Seneca - a member of the Iroquoian people formerly living in New York State south of Lake Ontario
Tuscarora - a member of an Iroquois people who formerly lived in North Carolina and then moved to New York State and joined the Iroquois
|2.||Iroquois - a family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Iroquois|
American-Indian language, Amerind, Amerindian language, American Indian, Indian - any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
Cherokee - the Iroquoian language spoken by the Cherokee
Cayuga - the Iroquoian language spoken by the Cayuga
Mohawk - the Iroquoian language spoken by the Mohawk
Seneca - the Iroquoian language spoken by the Seneca
Oneida - the Iroquoian language spoken by the Oneida
Onondaga - the Iroquoian language spoken by the Onondaga
Tuscarora - the Iroquoian language spoken by the Tuscarora