Iroquoian

Iroquoian
Iroquoian [ir΄ə kwoi′ən ]
n.
[< IROQUOIS + -AN: coined (1891) by J.W. Powell]
1. a family of North American Indian languages including Oneida, Mohawk, Huron, Tuscarora, and Cherokee
2. a member of any of the peoples speaking these languages
adj.
designating or of these languages or the peoples that speak them

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  • Iroquoian — Ir o*quoi an ([i^]r [ o]*kwoi an), a. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Iroquoian — Ir•o•quoi•an [[t]ˌɪr əˈkwɔɪ ən[/t]] n. 1) peo a family of American Indian languages, including Huron, the languages of the Iroquois Five Nations, and Cherokee, spoken or formerly spoken in the E Great Lakes region and parts of the eastern U.S 2)… …   From formal English to slang

  • Iroquoian — noun Date: 1697 1. a member of any of the peoples constituting the Iroquois 2. an American Indian language family of eastern North America including Cayuga, Cherokee, Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Seneca, and Tuscarora • Iroquoian adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Iroquoian — /ir euh kwoy euhn/, n. 1. a family of North American Indian languages that includes Cherokee, Seneca, Mohawk, and Oneida. adj. 2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Iroquois people. 3. of or belonging to the Iroquoian family of languages …   Universalium

  • Iroquoian — noun a language family of eastern North America, including Cherokee and Mohawk. adjective relating to the Iroquois people or the Iroquoian language family …   English new terms dictionary

  • Iroquoian — /ɪrəˈkwɔɪən/ (say iruh kwoyuhn) adjective belonging to or constituting a linguistic family of the Iroquoian Caddoan stock of Native American peoples, of Canada and the eastern US, including the Iroquois confederacy, the Cherokees, Wyandots or… …  

  • Iroquoian — n. & adj. n. 1 a language family of eastern N. America, including Cherokee and Mohawk. 2 a member of the Iroquois Indians. adj. of or relating to the Iroquois or the Iroquoian language family or one of its members …   Useful english dictionary

  • Iroquoian languages — Iroquois Geographic distribution: eastern North America Linguistic classification: Iroquois Subdivisions: Cherokee Northern Iroquois ISO 639 2 and 639 5 …   Wikipedia

  • Iroquoian languages — Family of about 16 North American Indian languages aboriginally spoken around the eastern Great Lakes and in parts of the Middle Atlantic states and the South. Aside from the languages of the Iroquois Confederacy (Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga …   Universalium

  • Iroquoian language — noun a family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Iroquois • Syn: ↑Iroquoian, ↑Iroquois • Hypernyms: ↑Amerind, ↑Amerindian language, ↑American Indian language, ↑American Indian, ↑Indian …   Useful english dictionary

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