Iroquoian

/ɪrəˈkwɔɪən/

Origin

First recorded in 1690–1700; Iroquois + -an (Source: dictionary.com)

Definitions of Iroquoian

Iroquoian

noun

  1. a family of North American Indian languages that includes Cherokee, Seneca, Mohawk, and Oneida.
  2. a family of North American Indian languages including Cherokee, Mohawk, Seneca, Oneida, and Onondaga: probably related to Siouan

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Iroquoian

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the Iroquois people.
  2. of or belonging to the Iroquoian family of languages.
  3. of or relating to the Iroquois, their culture, or their languages

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Iroquoian

noun

  1. A language family of eastern North America, including Cherokee and Mohawk. With the exception of Cherokee, all its members are extinct or nearly so.

lexico.com

Iroquoian

adjective

  1. Relating to the Iroquois people or the Iroquoian language family.

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Iroquoian

noun

  1. : a member of any of the peoples constituting the Iroquois
  2. : an American Indian language family of eastern North America including Cayuga, Cherokee, Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Seneca, and Tuscarora

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Example sentences for Iroquoian

  1. The Iroquoian tribes were even more intensive agriculturalists and potters.
  2. The Wyandots, another Iroquoian tribe, camp in the form of a horse-shoe, every clan together in regular order.
  3. Mrs. Erminnie A. Smith continued her study of the Iroquoian languages.
  4. In the Muskogian area the blow-gun is found, and its use extended also to some of the Iroquoian tribes (Cherokee, &c.).
  5. The lecturer told us much of the high status and power of women among the Iroquoian tribes.
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