Definition of Algonquin in English:
1A member of an American Indian people living in Canada along the Ottawa River and its tributaries and westward to the north of Lake Superior.
- 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.
2 [mass noun] The Algonquian language of the Algonquin people, with about 3,000 speakers.
- An eighth language of the same subgroup of the Algonquian family, Algonquin, is listed separately, apparently for historical rather than linguistic reasons.
- Everyone here came from somewhere else, unless your native language is Algonquin.
- Although he is far better known for his novels, Norman continues to work as a translator from Algonquin and Cree.
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Relating to the Algonquin people or their language.
- 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.
French, contraction of obsolete Algoumequin, from a Micmac word meaning 'at the place of spearing fish and eels'.
Words that rhyme with AlgonquinTonkin
Definition of Algonquin in:
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