Definition of Cree in English:
noun (plural same or Crees)
1A member of an American Indian people living in a vast area of central Canada.
- The second part of the strategy to induce the Crees to stay in Canada included the abandonment of Fort Walsh in May 1883.
- This Offshore Overlap Agreement is another important step in Crees and Inuit co-operation and sharing.
- Indian Affairs came to control the political affairs of the Crees under the Indian Act, and minimal social services such as pensions became available to many.
2 [mass noun] The Algonquian language of the Cree, closely related to Montagnais. It has about 60,000 speakers.
- And that's in Cree, which comes from the Algonquin language.
- There are Masses in Cree, Chipweyan, Blackfoot and Dene as well as English.
- It is related linguistically to the languages not only of the Ottawa and Potawatomi but also of the Fox, Cree, and Menominee.
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Relating to the Cree or their language.
- It comes from the language of the Cree tribe further south, where it means ‘eater of raw meat’.
- Some sports will also take place in Fort Chipewyan, a small isolated Cree community a 30-minute flight from Fort McMurray.
- The provisions combine a high degree of Cree participation in elementary and secondary education, with final decision-making and legislative power resting in Quebec.
Definition of Cree in:
- US English dictionary
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