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Cayuga

[ key-yoo-guh, kahy- ]
/ keɪˈyu gə, kaɪ- /
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noun, plural Ca·yu·gas, (especially collectively) Ca·yu·ga.
a member of a tribe of North American Indians, the smallest tribe of the Iroquois Confederacy.
the dialect of the Seneca language spoken by the Cayuga.
Also called Cayuga duck . one of an American breed of domestic ducks having black plumage.
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Origin of Cayuga

1735–45, Americanism;<Cayuga *kayo·kwę, name of a 17th-century village; compare Cayuga kayokwęhó˙nǫʔCayuga (people) (or < a related form in another N Iroquoian language)

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British Dictionary definitions for Cayuga

Cayuga
/ (keɪˈjuːɡə, kaɪ-) /

noun
plural -gas or -ga a member of a Native American people (one of the Iroquois peoples) formerly living around Cayuga Lake
the language of this people, belonging to the Iroquoian family
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