Onondaga

noun

On·​on·​da·​ga ˌä-nə(n)-ˈdȯ-gə How to pronounce Onondaga (audio) -ˈdā- How to pronounce Onondaga (audio) -ˈdä- How to pronounce Onondaga (audio)
1
plural Onondaga or Onondagas : a member of an Indigenous people originally of central New York, later divided between part of their original homeland in New York and a reserve in Ontario
2
: the Iroquoian language of the Onondaga people

Word History

Etymology

Onondaga onǫ́·tàʔke, the chief Onondaga town

First Known Use

1677, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Onondaga was in 1677

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Cite this Entry

“Onondaga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Onondaga. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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