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EtymologyEdit

Attested in American English since the 1660s, from French Iroquois, Hiroquois (attested since the early 1600s).[1][2] The ultimate origin is uncertain.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪɹ.ə.kwɔɪ/, /ˈɪɹəkɔɪ/
  • (Canada) IPA(key): /ˈɪɹ.ə.kwɑː/
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NounEdit

Iroquois (plural Iroquois)

  1. A member of a confederacy of (originally) five Native American (Indian) tribes: the Mohawks, the Oneidas, the Onondagas, the Cayugas, and the Senecas. Also known as the Iroquois League.
  2. A kind of hairdo where both sides of the head are shaved, leaving only a stripe of hair in the middle.

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Proper nounEdit

Iroquois

  1. Any of the languages of the Iroquois, belonging to the Iroquoian family of languages.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Iroquois” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  2. ^ Iroquois” in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Gordon Day, Iroquois: An Etymology (1968)
  4. ^ Peter Bakker, A Basque etymology for the amerindian tribal name Iroquois, Man in the Northeast 40 (1990): 89-93
  5. ^ Brad Loewen, Contact in the 16th century (2016)

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Proper nounEdit

Iroquois

  1. Iroquois