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Title: Langages of the Iraquois Nation
Post by: Smokin_Gun on May 10, 2014, 07:43:18 AM
As my Ancestry is Akwesasne Mohawk of the upstate New York Reservation Region, I was curious to know what language was spoken. Also will continue with other info, and the Nuni Native American Culture of which Soul Beauty is full Blooded...
I have started with the following.

 What language did the Iroquois tribe speak?

Answer:


 Mohawk


 Mohawk is a Native American language spoken in the United States and Canada. It is part of
 the Iroquoian family. Mohawk has two major dialects, Akwesasne and Kahnawake; the
differences between them are largely phonological (e.g., Akwesasne has /l/ while Kahnawake
 has /r/).okay

 The 'Iroquois' name refers to the tribal nations that lie within New York and parts of
Canada. They are also known as the Haudenosaunee, or "People of the Longhouse". So, all the
 tribal nations are the Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk and Tuscarora. Each tribe
has their own language and regions where they lie, ie. Akwesasne and Kahnawake reservations
 speak the Mohawk language. The Alleghany, Cattaragus and Salamanca reservations speak
Seneca.



There isn't such a tribe as the Iroquois. Formally the Iroquois are referrenced as being
the Six Nations Confederation as described above. However, Iroquoian is a language grouping
 consisting of many tribes or nations that speak a similar language with differing dialects
. It is not only the 6 nations. It also includes the Cherokeeand Huron as well as others.


Title: Re: Langages of the Iraquois Nation
Post by: Dave on May 10, 2014, 06:11:47 PM
Howdy, SG and Fuzzy.
My father was half Micmac (Mi’kmaq) from Nova Scotia.  I went to the reservation 10 or so years ago - the Chief at the time had the same last name as mine.
I've been checking out this English/Micmac translation site.  You type in an English word, the Micmac word comes up and people speak it.  Interesting.
http://www.mikmaqonline.org/
SG, when are you coming back East?


Title: Re: Langages of the Iraquois Nation
Post by: Smokin_Gun on May 12, 2014, 09:48:13 PM
Good stuff Fuzzy and Dave ... we are leaving Thursday 5/15 for a week... my Mom just passed on Mother's Day ... be ye not gloomy was a blessing she prayed to the Divine Creator for...went painless I'm told going to funeral... Soul Beauty, my Son Nick ,and me... (7!