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 (ŏn′ən-dô′gə, -dä′-, -dā′-)
n. pl. Onondaga or On·on·da·gas
1. 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.
2. The Iroquoian language of the Onondaga.

[Onondaga onó·Ntà'ke, on the hill, a village name.]

On′on·da′gan adj.
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npl -gas or -ga
1. (Placename) Lake Onondaga a salt lake in central New York State. Area: about 13 sq km (5 sq miles)
2. (Peoples) a member of a North American Indian Iroquois people formerly living between Lake Champlain and the St Lawrence River
3. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Iroquoian family
[from Iroquois onõtáge', literally: on the top of the hill (the name of their principal village)]
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(ˌɒn ənˈdɔ gə, -ˈdɑ-, -ˈdeɪ-)

n., pl. -gas, (esp. collectively) -ga.
1. a member of an American Indian people of central New York: one of the Iroquois Five Nations.
2. the Iroquoian language of the Onondagas.
[1675–85, Amer.; < Onondaga onó·tàˀke on the hill, the name of the main Onondaga town]
On`on•da′gan, adj.
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Noun1.Onondaga - a member of the Iroquoian people formerly living between Lake Champlain and the Saint Lawrence River
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
2.Onondaga - the Iroquoian language spoken by the Onondaga
Iroquoian, Iroquoian language, Iroquois - a family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Iroquois
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