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Iroquois

[ ir-uh-kwoi, -kwoiz ]

noun

, plural Ir·o·quois.
  1. a member of a North American Indian confederacy, the Five Nations, comprising the Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, and Senecas, and later the Tuscaroras.


adjective

  1. belonging or relating to the Iroquois or their tribes.

Iroquois

/ -ˌkwɔɪz; ˈɪrəˌkwɔɪ /

noun

  1. 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. any of the Iroquoian languages


adjective

  1. of or relating to the Iroquois, their language, or their culture

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Iroquois1

1660–70, Americanism; < French: adaptation of an unidentified term in an Algonquian language

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Example Sentences

Of course, it wasn’t ungoverned—just that nations like the Iroquois or Apache had societies alien to arrivals from Europe’s kingdoms.

He also fell in love with an Iroquois girl and concealed her within his home, under the care of one of his slaves.

Kessenich, to be fair, has also lavished the Iroquois with praise for their skills and sportsmanship in subsequent games.

If for nothing else, lacrosse matters because it reminds us the Iroquois still exist.

When the teams played the Sunday before, the Iroquois lost by only a single point.

These comments incited an uproar among Iroquois fans believing Kessenich had disrespected their tradition.

That it comes from another and similar Iroquois word, meaning "lake," being applied to the country as a region abounding in lakes.

An old man of the Iroquois nation once wished to make a beautiful Indian maiden his wife.

Lederer travelled with a Tuscarora (Iroquois) interpreter, who gave them their name in his own tongue.

Acquinoshinee, or United People, the vernacular name of the Iroquois for their confederacy.

The Iroquois next prepared to strike an effective blow against the collective tribes of kindred origin, called Algonquins.

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