Onondaga Language (ono)

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Also Known As: Onandaga,Onondaga


Onondaga Nation Language (Onöñda’gega’ (IPA /onũtaʔkekaʔ/), "People of the Hills") is the language of the Onondaga First Nation, one of the original five constituent tribes of the League of the Iroquois (Hodenosaunee). This language is spoken in the United States and Canada, primarily on the reservation in central New York state, and near Brantford, Ontario. This table show the (consonant) phonemes that are found in Onondaga. The two stops, /t/, /k/ are allophonically voiced to [d] and [ɡ] before vowels and approximants and are spelled and in this case. There is considerable palatalization and affrication in the language. Onondaga has five oral vowels, /i e o æ a/ (/æ/ is normally represented with ), and two nasal vowels, /ẽ/ and /ũ/. The nasal vowels, following the Iroquoianist tradition, are spelled with ogoneks in Ontario ( and ). In New York, they are represented with a following ( and ). Vowels can be both short and long, in which case they are written with a following colon, or raised dot .

Like all Iroquoian languages, Onondaga is a polysynthetic language, meaning that many grammatical and lexical concepts are expressed as morphemes (that..... full article at Wikipedia

Location of Onondaga Language Speakers


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Detailed Description:


Main Country: Canada
Spoken In:

Regions: Americas

ISO 639-3 Code: ono

Classification Taxonomy

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  Iroquoian Group

    Northern Iroquoian Group

      Five Nations Group

        Seneca-Onondaga Group

          Onondaga Group

            Onondaga Language