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Iroquois

noun

  1. (North American Native)  any member of the war-like North American native peoples formerly living in New York State; the Iroquois League were allies of the British during the American Revolution
    Type of: Native American
  2. (Amerindian language)  a family of North American Native languages spoken by the Iroquois
    Synonyms: Iroquoian, Iroquoian language. Type of: Amerindian language

Etymology summary

French (about 1600); not an Iroquoian word, perhaps from an Algonquian language.
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Iroquois | Haudenosaunee | Iroquois League

a league of several nations and tribes of indigenous people of North America. After the Iroquoian-speaking peoples of present-day central and upstate New York coalesced as distinct tribes, by the 16th century or earlier, they came together in an ... (39 of 8853 words, pronunciations, 21 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Iroquois

Iroquois (disambiguation)

may refer to: the Iroquois people of North America | the Iroquois kinship, a system of familial comprehension that originated with the Iroquois tribes | Iroquois language (Iroquoian languages) | Iroquois Plateau | Iroquois, Ontario | Iroquois Falls, ... (33 of 198 words, 19 definitions)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

Iroquois [people]

any member of the North American Indian tribes speaking a language of the Iroquoian family--notably the Cayuga, Cherokee, Huron, Mohawk, Oneida, ... (22 of 467 words, 4 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/294628​/Iroquois

Collins Dictionary:

Iroquois

a member of any of a group of North American Indian peoples formerly living ... | any of the Iroquoian languages | of or relating to the Iroquois, ... (26 of 318 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/iroquois

American Heritage Dictionary:

Iroquois | Iroquois League [sense-specific]

A Native American confederacy inhabiting New York State and originally ... | A member of this confederacy or of any of its peoples. | Any or all of ... (26 of 77 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/iroquois

Oxford Dictionary:

Iroquois

a member of a former confederacy of six American Indian peoples (Mohawk, ... | any of the Iroquoian languages spoken by the Iroquois. | relating to ... (24 of 76 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Iroquois

Wiktionary:

Iroquois

A confederacy of (originally) five Native American (Indian) tribes: the Mohawks, the Oneidas, the Onondagas, the Cayugas, and the Senecas. Also known as the Iroquois League. | A person belonging to one of these tribes. | Any of the languages of the ... (40 of 76 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Iroquois

New World Dictionary:

Iroquois

a member of a confederation of Iroquoian Indian peoples that lived in ... | any of the languages spoken by the Iroquois | of the Iroquois or their ... (26 of 68 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/iroquois

Merriam-Webster:

Iroquois

"Iroquois": an American Indian confederacy originally of New York ... | a member of any of the Iroquois peoples (18 of 59 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/iroquois

Random House Dictionary:

Iroquois

a member of a North American Indian confederacy, the Five Nations, ... | belonging or relating to the Iroquois or their tribes. (21 of 43 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/iroquois

Encarta Dictionary:

Iroquois

a member of a former confederacy of six Native North American peoples, the Mohawk, Oneida, Seneca, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Tuscarora. Originally settled ... (22 of 57 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861622456​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

Iroquois

First use: 1660s

Origin: French (about 1600); not an Iroquoian word, perhaps from an Algonquian language.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=iroquois

Wiktionary:

Iroquois

Origin: French, from Algonquian Irinakhoiw, literally, 'real adders'.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Iroquois

New World Dictionary:

Iroquois

Origin: French, probably from an Algonquian language

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/iroquois

Merriam-Webster:

Iroquois

First use: 1666

Origin: French, probably of Algonquian origin

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/iroquois

Oxford Dictionary:

Iroquois

Origin: French, from an Algonquian language

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Iroquois

American Heritage Dictionary:

Encarta Dictionary:

Iroquois

First use: Mid-17th century

Origin: French from Algonquian

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861622456​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

Iroquois

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Iroquois"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Iroquois

Collins Dictionary:

Iroquois

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Iroquois"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/iroquois

the Free Dictionary:

Iroquois

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Iroquois"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Iroquois"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "Iroquois" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Iroquois

Google Dictionary:

Iroquois

Audio: English pronunciation of "Iroquois"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

Iroquois

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Iroquois"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=iroquo​04 word=Iroquois

Iroquois

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Iroquois"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=iroquo​02 word=Iroquois

YourDictionary Audio:

Iroquois

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Iroquois" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/iroquois

freedictionary.org:

Iroquois

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Iroquois" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=iroquois

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