Iroquois

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

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Iroquois

  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. A person belonging to one of 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

  1. Iroquois