Tuscarora

noun
Tus·​ca·​ro·​ra | \ ˌtə-skə-ˈrȯr-ə How to pronounce Tuscarora (audio) \
plural Tuscarora or Tuscaroras

Definition of Tuscarora

1 : a member of an American Indian people originally of North Carolina and later of New York and Ontario
2 : the Iroquoian language of the Tuscarora people

First Known Use of Tuscarora

1713, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Tuscarora

of Iroquoian origin; akin to Tuscarora skarò·rθʔ, a self-designation

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“Tuscarora.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tuscarora. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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