Republic of Huronia, a country and geographic region of southern North America. That region largely corresponds to the regions of Mohicania and Wendakia. The name reflects that this land was the original settlement of the Huron Nation south and west of Georgian Bay. The Hurons were so-named by the French settlers and missionaries who first interacted with them. The Hurons refer to themselves as the Wendat nation and their landbase, Huronia, was known to them as Wendake. After long conflict with the Iroquois culminating in the French and Indian War, the Wendat/Hurons were almost exterminated by the Iroquois.