Definition of Algonquin in English:

Algonquin

Syllabification: Al·gon·quin
Pronunciation: /alˈɡäNGkwən
 
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(also Algonkin /-kin/)

noun

1 (plural same or Algonquins) A member of a North American Indian people living in Canada along the Ottawa River and its tributaries and westward to the north of Lake Superior.
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  • Montagnais, Algonkins and Hurons engaged in exchange involving goods, people, and ideas with both kinds of French.
  • Soon, Montagnais, Algonquins, Hurons, and French, and how many more, would form a single people.
  • His book reported that by 1640 two trade networks competed, one made up of the Algonquin, Huron, and French, and the other consisting of the Oneidas, Dutch, and English.
2The dialect of Ojibwa spoken by the Algonquin, with about 3,000 speakers.
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  • Algonquin is a musical language that has complicated verbs with many parts.
  • In the east, Algonquin is the principal means of communication, and spoken by the majority of all ages. In the west, most adults speak Algonquin.
  • The Algonquin/Algonkin are a nation living in southern Quebec and Ontario. They speak Algonquin/Algonkin.

adjective

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Relating to the Algonquin or their language.
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  • And that's in Cree, which comes from the Algonquin language.
  • According to Algonquin legend, Tremblant would receive a violent shaking from the god Manitou if man ever disturbed its natural setting.
  • Illiniwek was the name of the loose confederation of Algonquin tribes that once lived in the area.

Origin

French, perhaps a contraction of obsolete Algoumequin, from a Micmac word meaning 'at the place of spearing fish and eels'.

Usage

The use of Algonquin to refer generically to the Algonquian peoples or their languages is incorrect.

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