Iroquoian language

noun
a family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Iroquois
Syn: ↑Iroquoian, ↑Iroquois
Hyponyms:
Cherokee, ↑Cayuga, ↑Mohawk, ↑Seneca, ↑Oneida, ↑Onondaga, ↑Tuscarora

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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