On·on·da·ga (ŏn′ən-dôgə, -dä-, -dā-)
n. pl. Onondaga or On·on·da·gas
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting the eastern Finger Lakes region of west-central New York, with present-day populations in this same area and in southeast Ontario. The Onondaga are one of the original members of the Iroquois confederacy.
2. The Iroquoian language of the Onondaga.
[Onondaga onó·ɴtà'ke, on the hill, a village name.]
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