from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A family of North American Indian languages of the eastern part of Canada and the United States that includes Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, Tuscarora, Cherokee, Erie, Huron, and Wyandot.
- n. A member of an Iroquoian-speaking people.
- adj. Of or constituting the Iroquoian language family.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to a Native American language family including the Iroquois and Cherokee.
- n. A member of the Iroquois people.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or designating, one of the principal linguistic stocks of the North American Indians. The territory of the northern Iroquoian tribes, of whom the Five Nations, or Iroquois proper, were the chief, extended from the shores of the St. Lawrence and of Lakes Huron, Ontario, and Erie south, through eastern Pennsylvania, to Maryland; that of the southern tribes, of whom the Cherokees were chief, formed part of Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. All of the tribes were agricultural, and they were noted for large, communal houses, palisaded towns, and ability to organize, as well as for skill in war.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as Iroquois.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Iroquois
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