Iroquois

noun
Ir·​o·​quois | \ ˈir-ə-ˌkwȯi How to pronounce Iroquois (audio) also -ˌkwä \
plural Iroquois\ ˈir-​ə-​ˌkwȯi(z) How to pronounce Iroquois (audio) , -​ˌkwä(z) \

Definition of Iroquois

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

First Known Use of Iroquois

1666, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Iroquois

French, probably of Algonquian origin

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“Iroquois.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Iroquois. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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Iroquois

noun
Ir·​o·​quois | \ ˈir-ə-ˌkwȯi How to pronounce Iroquois (audio) \
plural Iroquois\ -​ˌkwȯi , -​ˌkwȯiz \

Kids Definition of Iroquois

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

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