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[ir-uh-kwoi, -kwoiz] /ˈɪr əˌkwɔɪ, -ˌkwɔɪz/

noun, plural Iroquois.
a member of a North American Indian confederacy, the Five Nations, comprising the Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, and Senecas, and later the Tuscaroras.
belonging or relating to the Iroquois or their tribes.
/ˈɪrəˌkwɔɪ; -ˌkwɔɪz/
noun (pl) -quois
a member of any of a group of North American Indian peoples formerly living between the Hudson River and the St Lawrence and Lake Erie See also Five Nations, Six Nations
any of the Iroquoian languages
of or relating to the Iroquois, their language, or their culture

1660s, from French (c.1600); not an Iroquoian word, perhaps from an Algonquian language. Related: Iroquoian.


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