Iroquoian languages

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Iroquoian
Geographic
distribution:
eastern North America
Linguistic classification:One of the world's primary language families
Proto-language:Proto-Iroquoian
Subdivisions:
Northern Iroquoian
ISO 639-2 and 639-5:iro
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Pre-European contact distribution of the Iroquoian languages.

The Iroquoian languages are a language family of indigenous peoples of North America. They were spoken in regions around the Great Lakes, Middle Atlantic states and the South.[1] Today most of the languages are extinct or spoken by very few people.[2] The languages include Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Susquehannock/Conestoga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora, Nottaway, Huron/Wyandot, Petun and Cherokee. Only seven are spoken today. Most of the languages are Northern Iroquoian languages. Cherokee is the only Southern Iroquoian language. The language content is rich in verbs. Many nouns in the language come from verbs. The language is rich in third-person categories.[3]

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  1. "Iroquoian languages | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved August 12, 2022.
  2. "Iroquoian Languages". web.archive.org. February 23, 2012. Archived from the original on February 23, 2012. Retrieved August 12, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. "Iroquoian Languages". obo. Retrieved August 12, 2022.