Kanienkehaka

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See also: Kanien'kehá:ka

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Mohawk Kanien'kehá:ka. From the Mohawk autonym (name for themselves), Kanien'kehá:ka.

Noun[edit]

Kanienkehaka pl (plural only)

  1. The Mohawk people.
    • 2011, Harry Swain, Oka: A Political Crisis and Its Legacy, page xii:
      Tribal names are less contentious, though the word “tribe” itself is used principally in the United States. The Mohawk people, or Kanienkehaka (Kanien'kehá:ka), meaning “people of the flint,” are properly understood as the easternmost of the Six Nations []

Proper noun[edit]

Kanienkehaka

  1. The Mohawk language.