Mohawk

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English[edit]

Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant), Mohawk leader and British military officer during the American Revolution.

Etymology[edit]

An exonym, probably from an Narragansett word meaning "they eat (animate things)", "cannibals". The phoneme /m/ is not present in the Mohawk language; the Mohawk autonym is Kanien'kehá:ka (Kanienkehaka, Kanyenkehaka).

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Mohawk

  1. An indigenous people of North America originally from the Mohawk Valley in upstate New York to southern Quebec and eastern Ontario, the easternmost of the Iroquois Five Nations.
  2. The Iroquoian language spoken by these North American indigenous people.

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Noun[edit]

Mohawk (plural Mohawks)

Mohawk hairstyle.
  1. An individual member of the Mohawk people.
  2. (also mohawk) A hairstyle where both sides are shaved, with the hair along the crest of the head kept long, and usually styled so as to stand straight up.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (UK/Australia hairstyle): Mohican, Mowie

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