Onondaga



[on-uh n-daw-guh, -dah-, -dey-] /ˌɒn ənˈdɔ gə, -ˈdɑ-, -ˈdeɪ-/

noun, plural Onondagas (especially collectively) Onondaga for 1.
1.
a member of a tribe of Iroquoian Indians formerly inhabiting the region of Onondaga Lake.
2.
the dialect of the Seneca language spoken by these Indians.
3.
Lake, a salt lake in central New York. 5 miles (8 km) long; 1 mile (1.6 km) wide.
/ˌɒnənˈdɑːɡə/
noun
1.
Lake Onondaga, a salt lake in central New York State. Area: about 13 sq km (5 sq miles)
2.
(pl) -gas, -ga. a member of a North American Indian Iroquois people formerly living between Lake Champlain and the St Lawrence River
3.
the language of this people, belonging to the Iroquoian family

tribe in the Iroquois Confederacy, 1684, named for its principal settlement, from Onondaga onontake, literally “on the hill.”

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