noun Ir·o·quois \ˈir-ə-ˌkwi also -ˌkwä\
plural Iroquois \-ˌkwi(z), -ˌkwä(z)\

Definition of IROQUOIS

plural :  an American Indian confederacy originally of New York consisting of the Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, and Seneca and later including the Tuscarora
:  a member of any of the Iroquois peoples

Origin of IROQUOIS

French, probably of Algonquian origin
First Known Use: 1666

Other Anthropology Terms

ectomorph, ethnography, prehistory, yurt
IROQUOIS Defined for Kids


noun Ir·o·quois \ˈir-ə-ˌkwi\
plural Ir·o·quois \-ˌkwi, -ˌkwiz\

Definition of IROQUOIS for Kids

:  a member of any of the peoples of an American Indian confederacy that existed originally in central New York state


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