Oneida

noun
Onei·​da | \ ō-ˈnī-də How to pronounce Oneida (audio) \
plural Oneida or Oneidas

Definition of Oneida

1 : a member of an American Indian people originally of New York
2 : the Iroquoian language of the Oneida people

First Known Use of Oneida

1666, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Oneida

Oneida onę·yóteʔ, literally, standing rock

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“Oneida.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oneida. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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Oneida

noun
Onei·​da | \ ō-ˈnī-də How to pronounce Oneida (audio) \
plural Oneida or Oneidas

Kids Definition of Oneida

1 : a member of an American Indian people originally of New York
2 : the language of the Oneida people

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