[ ir-uh-kwoi, -kwoiz ]
/ ˈɪr əˌkwɔɪ, -ˌkwɔɪz /

noun, plural Ir·o·quois.

a member of a North American Indian confederacy, the Five Nations, comprising the Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, and Senecas, and later the Tuscaroras.


belonging or relating to the Iroquois or their tribes.

Origin of Iroquois

1660–70, Americanism; < French: adaptation of an unidentified term in an Algonquian language Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (ˈɪrəˌkwɔɪ, -ˌkwɔɪz) /

noun plural -quois

a member of any of a group of North American Indian peoples formerly living between the Hudson River and the St Lawrence and Lake ErieSee also Five Nations, Six Nations
any of the Iroquoian languages


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