Oneida is a Northern Iroquoian language with about 200 speakers in southern Ontario in Canada, and in New York state and part of Wisconsin in the USA. The native name for the language, Onʌyotaʼa:ka, means 'people of the standing stone'.
The Oneida tribe was one of the original members of the Iroquois Confederacy, or Kanonsionni (league of clans). The other member of the Confederacy were the Mohawk, Seneca, Cayuga, and Onondaga. A sixth tribe, the Tuscarora, joined the confederacy at a later date. These allies now refer to themselves as the Haudenosaunee (people of the longhouse) or Six Nations.
Tahonatutáhkwʌʼ katiʼ wí:kaʼikʌ́ ohkwalí khaleʼ skʌhnáksʌʼ tahyatawʌlyéhsaʌ. Nok tsiʼ elakwi né: naʼkawhyúhatiʼ nukwá: lotukohtuhátiʼ skʌhnáksʌ́. Tehotawʌlyehátiʼ kaʼikʌ́ tehotkahtunyútih. Kawhyuhaktútiʼ kwí: kaʼikʌ́ tehonatawʌlyehátih.
Information about the Oneida people and language
Oneida animal words (illustrated)
Official Website of the Oneida Indian Nation
Oneida Language Revitalization Program (includes Oneida lessons)
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