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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Native American people formerly inhabiting the eastern Finger Lakes region of west-central New York, with present-day populations in this same area and in southeast Ontario. The Onondaga are one of the original members of the Iroquois confederacy.
  • n. A member of this people.
  • n. The Iroquoian language of the Onondaga.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One of a Native American tribe originally inhabiting Onondaga County, New York.
  • proper n. Their language.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of the Iroquoian people formerly living between Lake Champlain and the Saint Lawrence River
  • n. the Iroquoian language spoken by the Onondaga

Etymologies

Onondaga onó·ɴtà'ke, on the hill, a village name.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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