Cherokee

Cherokee

[cher-uh-kee, cher-uh-kee]
noun, plural Cherokees (especially collectively) Cherokee for 1.
1.
a member of an important tribe of North American Indians whose first known center was in the southern Alleghenies and who presently live in North Carolina and Oklahoma.
2.
the Iroquoian language of the Cherokee, written since 1822 in a syllabic script invented for the language by Sequoya.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To Cherokee
Collins
World English Dictionary
Cherokee (ˈtʃɛrəˌkiː, ˌtʃɛrəˈkiː)
 
n , -kees, -kee
1.  a member of a Native American people formerly living in and around the Appalachian Mountains, now chiefly in Oklahoma; one of the Iroquois peoples
2.  the language of this people, belonging to the Iroquoian family

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

Cherokee
1674, from Cherokee Tsaragi.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature