Iroquoian

noun

Ir·​o·​quoi·​an ˌir-ə-ˈkwȯi-ən How to pronounce Iroquoian (audio)
1
plural Iroquoians : a member of any of the peoples constituting the Iroquois
2
: a family of languages spoken by Indigenous peoples of eastern North America including the Cayuga, Cherokee, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, and Tuscarora
Iroquoian adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1687, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Iroquoian was in 1687

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Cite this Entry

“Iroquoian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Iroquoian. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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