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Algonquian

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noun Al·gon·qui·an \al-ˈgän-kwē-ən, -ˈgäŋ-\

Definition of Algonquian

  1. 1 usually Algonquin a :  an American Indian people of the Ottawa River valley b :  the dialect of Ojibwa spoken by these people

  2. 2 usually Algonquian a :  a family of American Indian languages spoken by peoples from Labrador to Carolina and westward into the Great Plains b :  a member of the peoples speaking Algonquian languages



Variants of algonquian

or Al·gon·quin play \-kwən\ or Al·gon·ki·anplay \-ˈgäŋ-kē-ən\ also Al·gon·kinplay \-ˈgäŋ-kən\

Origin of algonquian

Canadian French Algoumequin, Algonquin, perhaps from Malecite-Passamaquoddy (Algonquian language of Maine and New Brunswick) elakómkwik they are our relatives


First Known Use: 1625


ALGONQUIAN Defined for Kids

Algonquian

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noun Al·gon·qui·an \al-ˈgän-kwē-ən\

Definition of Algonquian

  1. 1 :  a group of American Indian people of southeastern Ontario and southern Quebec or their language Hint: The word is usually Algonquin in this sense.

  2. 2 :  a family of American Indian languages spoken by people from Newfoundland and Labrador to North Carolina and westward into the Great Plains

  3. 3 :  a member of the group of people speaking Algonquian languages Hint: The word is usually Algonquian in senses 2 and 3.



Variants of algonquian

or Al·gon·quin \-kwən\

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