Iroquois

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Borrowing from French, from Algonquian Irinakhoiw, literally, 'real adders'.

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Iroquois (uncountable)

  1. 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. The people who belong to these tribes.
  3. Any of the languages of the Iroquois, belonging to the Iroquoian family of languages.
  4. 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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Iroquois

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