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- noun plural The Iroquois confederacy as originally formed by the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca peoples.
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- proper noun rugby union an annual
rugby uniontournament between the nations of France, England, Wales, Irelandand Scotland, the predecessor to the Six Nationstournament.
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- noun 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.