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) \
plural Onondaga or Onondagas

Definition of Onondaga

1 : a member of an American Indian people of New York and Canada
2 : the Iroquoian language of the Onondaga people

First Known Use of Onondaga

1677, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Onondaga

Onondaga onǫ́·tàʔke, the chief Onondaga town

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“Onondaga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Onondaga. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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