Tuscarora is a Northern Iroquoian language with about 13 speakers in
southern Ontario in Canada, and in New York state and parts of North
Carolina in the USA. The native name for the language,
Sgaroorehʼ, means 'hemp people'.
The Tuscarora tribe was a member of the Iroquois Confederacy, or
Kanonsionni (league of clans), along with the Mohawk, Seneca, Cayuga
and Onondaga. The tribes now refer to themselves as the Haudenosaunee
(people of the longhouse) or Six Nations.
There two spelling systems for Tuscarora. The one shown below was developed
by the Tuscarora Nation in western New York.