First recorded in 1690–1700; Iroquois + -an (Source: dictionary.com)
Definitions of Iroquoian
- a family of North American Indian languages that includes Cherokee, Seneca, Mohawk, and Oneida.
- a family of North American Indian languages including Cherokee, Mohawk, Seneca, Oneida, and Onondaga: probably related to Siouan
- of, relating to, or characteristic of the Iroquois people.
- of or belonging to the Iroquoian family of languages.
- of or relating to the Iroquois, their culture, or their languages
- A language family of eastern North America, including Cherokee and Mohawk. With the exception of Cherokee, all its members are extinct or nearly so.
- Relating to the Iroquois people or the Iroquoian language family.
- : a member of any of the peoples constituting the Iroquois
- : an American Indian language family of eastern North America including Cayuga, Cherokee, Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Seneca, and Tuscarora
Example sentences for Iroquoian
- The Iroquoian tribes were even more intensive agriculturalists and potters.
- The Wyandots, another Iroquoian tribe, camp in the form of a horse-shoe, every clan together in regular order.
- Mrs. Erminnie A. Smith continued her study of the Iroquoian languages.
- In the Muskogian area the blow-gun is found, and its use extended also to some of the Iroquoian tribes (Cherokee, &c.).
- The lecturer told us much of the high status and power of women among the Iroquoian tribes.
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