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- proper n. an annual rugby union tournament between the nations of France, England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland, the predecessor to the Six Nations tournament.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a confederacy of the Huron-Iroquois Indians, consisting of five tribes: Mohawks, Onondagas, Cayugas, Oneidas, and Senecas. They inhabited the region which is now the State of new York.
- n. See under Five.
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- n. a league of Iroquois tribes including originally the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca (the Five Nations); after 1722 they were joined by the Tuscarora (the Six Nations)
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The Five Nations owed their leadership among the Indian tribes not only to superior discipline and method but also to their geographical situation.
Lisa Kehoe has taken the lime light in the league having marched ahead with 6 tries in Division 1 for the undefeated Five Nations and 5 tries in division 2 for 2nd place Walkers.