Tus·​ca·​ro·​ra ˌtə-skə-ˈrȯr-ə How to pronounce Tuscarora (audio)
plural Tuscarora or Tuscaroras : a member of an Indigenous people originally of North Carolina and later of New York and Ontario

Note: The Tuscarora became a part of the Iroquois Confederacy in 1722. Most current-day members live as part of the federally recognized Tuscarora Nation in New York or in Ontario as part of the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation.

: the Iroquoian language of the Tuscarora people

Word History


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

First Known Use

1713, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Tuscarora was in 1713

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“Tuscarora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tuscarora. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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