Tuscarora


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Tus·ca·ro·ra

 (tŭs′kə-rôr′ə)
n. pl. Tuscarora or Tus·ca·ro·ras
1. 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.
2. The Iroquoian language of the Tuscarora.

[From an Iroquoian source such as Mohawk akothasakaróręʔ; akin to Tuscarora skarò·rənʔ, ethnic self-designation, of unknown origin (but traditionally interpreted as "those of the fiber plant Apocynum cannabinum" ).]

Tuscarora

(ˌtʌskəˈrɔːrə)
npl -ras or -ra
1. (Peoples) a member of a North American Indian people formerly living in North Carolina, who later moved to New York State and joined the Iroquois
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Iroquoian family

Tus•ca•ro•ra

(ˌtʌs kəˈrɔr ə, -ˈroʊr ə)

n., pl. -ras, (esp. collectively) -ra.
1. a member of an American Indian people orig. of North Carolina: after 1713, most Tuscaroras migrated to New York and Pennsylvania and were admitted into the Iroquois confederacy.
2. the Iroquoian language of the Tuscarora.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tuscarora - a member of an Iroquois people who formerly lived in North Carolina and then moved to New York State and joined the IroquoisTuscarora - a member of an Iroquois people who formerly lived in North Carolina and then moved to New York State and joined the Iroquois
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.Tuscarora - the Iroquoian language spoken by the TuscaroraTuscarora - the Iroquoian language spoken by the Tuscarora
Iroquoian, Iroquoian language, Iroquois - a family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Iroquois
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