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[oh-nahy-duh] /oʊˈnaɪ də/

noun, plural Oneidas (especially collectively) Oneida for 1.
a member of an Iroquois people formerly inhabiting the region east of Oneida Lake.
the Iroquoian language spoken by the Oneida Indians.
a city in central New York.
noun (pl) -das, -da
Lake Oneida, a lake in central New York State: part of the New York State Barge Canal system. Length: about 35 km (22 miles). Greatest width: 9 km (6 miles)
(functioning as pl) the Oneida, a North American Indian people formerly living east of Lake Ontario; one of the Iroquois peoples
a member of this people
the language of this people, belonging to the Iroquoian family

Iroquois tribe of upper N.Y. state, who later moved in part to Wisconsin, 1666, named for its principal settlement, from Oneida onenyote’, literally “erected stone,” containing -neny- “stone” and -ot- “to stand.”


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    noun 1. a lake in central New York. 20 miles (32 km) long; 5 miles (8 km) wide.

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