Etymology
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Cherokee

native North American people, also their Iroquoian language, 1670s, Chorakae, from Cherokee tsaragi.

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Definitions of Cherokee

Cherokee (n.)
the Iroquoian language spoken by the Cherokee;
Cherokee (n.)
a member of an Iroquoian people formerly living in the Appalachian Mountains but now chiefly in Oklahoma;
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