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iroquoian


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Iroquoian  \Ir`o*quoi"an\  ([i^]r`[-o]*kwoi"an),  a. 
  Of  pertaining  to  or  designating,  one  of  the  principal 
  linguistic  stocks  of  the  North  American  Indians.  The 
  territory  of  the  northern  Iroquoian  tribes,  of  whom  the  Five 
  Nations,  or  Iroquois  proper,  were  the  chief,  extended  from 
  the  shores  of  the  St  Lawrence  and  of  Lakes  Huron,  Ontario, 
  and  Erie  south,  through  eastern  Pennsylvania,  to  Maryland; 
  that  of  the  southern  tribes,  of  whom  the  Cherokees  were 
  chief,  formed  part  of  Virginia,  the  Carolinas,  Georgia, 
  Tennessee,  and  Kentucky.  All  of  the  tribes  were  agricultural, 
  and  they  were  noted  for  large  communal  houses,  palisaded 
  towns,  and  ability  to  organize,  as  well  as  for  skill  in  war. 
  --  n.  An  Indian  of  an  Iroquoian  tribe. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Iroquoian 
  n  :  a  family  of  North  American  Indian  languages  spoken  by  the 
  Iroquois  peoples  [syn:  {Iroquoian},  {Iroquois},  {Iroquoian 
  language}] 




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