- a family of North American Indian languages that includes Cherokee, Seneca, Mohawk, and Oneida.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of the Iroquois people.
- of or belonging to the Iroquoian family of languages.
Origin of Iroquoian
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Examples from the Web for iroquoian
Mrs. Erminnie A. Smith continued her study of the Iroquoian languages.Seventh Annual Report
In this Algonkian, Iroquoian and Siouan tribes have participated.
The Iroquoian tribes designate this mysterious force orenda.Comparative Religion
J. Estlin Carpenter
The hostility of the Algonquian tribes seems to have been the cause of the southward migration of the Iroquoian peoples.
They surrounded the Iroquoian tribes of the north, and, at various places came in contact with members of other stocks.
- a family of North American Indian languages including Cherokee, Mohawk, Seneca, Oneida, and Onondaga: probably related to Siouan
- of or relating to the Iroquois, their culture, or their languages
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