Algonquin

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Algonquin \Al*gon"quin\, Algonkin \Al*gon"kin\, prop. n. One of a widely spread family of Indians, including many distinct tribes, which formerly occupied most of the northern and eastern part of North America. The name was originally applied to a group of Indian tribes north of the River St. Lawrence.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

Algonquin

adjective

1: of or relating to an Algonquian tribe or its people or language [syn: {Algonquian}, {Algonkian}, {Algonquin}]

noun

1: a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast [syn: {Algonquian}, {Algonquin}]

2: family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains [syn: {Algonquian}, {Algonquin}, {Algonquian language}]


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