Iroquoian


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Iroquoian

(ĭr'əkwoi`ən), branch of Native North American languages belonging to the Hokan-Siouan linguistic family, or stock, of North and Central America. See Native American languagesNative American languages,
languages of the native peoples of the Western Hemisphere and their descendants. A number of the Native American languages that were spoken at the time of the European arrival in the New World in the late 15th cent.
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Debate on possible contact between Basques and the local inhabitants carried into the study of Inuit, Iroquoian, and presumed Innu materials found during the excavation of Basque sites, from Labrador to the mouth of the Saguenay River.
In the Northern Iroquoian languages neuter participants have their own overt marking only when no animate participant is present.
We are at a point in Iroquoian society in our relationships to both the U.S.
Visitors to the cultural centre over the summer will also have a chance to take in performances by the Kanata Native Dance Theatre, which will be performing Iroquoian social dances.
Their topical foci range from Celtic, Metis and Iroquoian music, to minority language issues affecting French and Ukrainian Canadians in Alberta and Muslims in Northern Ireland, the feminization of job titles in Quebec and France, and language ideologies among Muinane of the Colombian Amazon.
university course in Mohawk, an Iroquoian language spoken in Ontario, Qu
The various Iroquoian languages employ a variety of coordinators and an historical survey of texts reveals that coordinators were grammaticized in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century when bilingualism with English or French was becoming common.
Section 2 enters more into detail on the missions among the eastern Iroquoian tribes, the Algonkians, and the Muskogeans of the American southeast.
James Pendergast spoke on the Eastern Ontario Iroquoian culture and said: the Champlain Sea covered the land to about the height of the Parliament Buildings about 11,000 years ago; men hunted large animals like mammoths; around 6000 BC Archaic hunters sought deer and caribou with ground slate spears; a woodland Point Peninsula culture evolved around 1500 BC; the cultivation of land began around 1000 BC.
Movement from an earlier sky world to a water world, accomplished by means of a fall, characterizes the origin stories of the Iroquoian tribes of the Northeastern Woodlands.