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
Derivationally related forms: ↑Algonquian (for: ↑Algonquian)
Hypernyms: ↑Indian, ↑American Indian, ↑Red Indian
Hyponyms:
Abnaki, ↑Abenaki, ↑Algonkian, ↑Algonkin, ↑Arapaho, ↑Arapahoe, ↑Blackfoot, ↑Cheyenne, ↑Conoy, ↑Cree, ↑Delaware, ↑Fox, ↑Illinois, ↑Kickapoo, ↑Malecite, ↑Massachuset, ↑Massachusetts, ↑Menomini, ↑Menominee, ↑Miami, ↑Micmac, ↑Mikmaq, ↑Mohican, ↑Mahican, ↑Nanticoke, ↑Ojibwa, ↑Ojibway, ↑Chippewa, ↑Ottawa, ↑Pamlico, ↑Passamaquody, ↑Penobscot, ↑Potawatomi, ↑Powhatan, ↑Sauk, ↑Sac, ↑Shawnee, ↑Wampanoag
Instance Hyponyms: ↑Powhatan, ↑Wahunsonacock
2. family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains
Hyponyms:
adjective
of or relating to an Algonquian tribe or its people or language
Syn: ↑Algonquian, ↑Algonkian
Pertains to noun: ↑Algonquian, ↑Algonquian (for: ↑Algonkian), ↑Algonquian (for: ↑Algonquian)
Derivationally related forms: ↑Algonkian (for: ↑Algonkian), ↑Algonquian (for: ↑Algonquian)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • algonquin — algonquin, ine [ algɔ̃kɛ̃, in ] adj. et n. VAR. vx algonkin, ine • 1612; de l algonquin algumakin « où l on pêche au harpon » ♦ Qui appartient à la tribu indienne du Canada portant ce nom. La nation algonquine. ⇒ iroquois. Les langues algonquines …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Algonquin — Lugar designado por el censo de los Estados Unidos …   Wikipedia Español

  • Algonquin — Algonquin, IL U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 23276 Housing Units (2000): 7952 Land area (2000): 9.832020 sq. miles (25.464813 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.163586 sq. miles (0.423687 sq. km) Total area (2000): 9.995606 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Algonquin, IL — U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 23276 Housing Units (2000): 7952 Land area (2000): 9.832020 sq. miles (25.464813 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.163586 sq. miles (0.423687 sq. km) Total area (2000): 9.995606 sq. miles (25.888500 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Algonquin, MD — U.S. Census Designated Place in Maryland Population (2000): 1361 Housing Units (2000): 606 Land area (2000): 1.067079 sq. miles (2.763721 sq. km) Water area (2000): 2.048084 sq. miles (5.304512 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.115163 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Algonquin — one of an Indian people living near the Ottawa River in Canada, 1620s, from Fr. Algonquin, perhaps a contraction of Algoumequin, from Micmac algoomeaking at the place of spearing fish and eels. But Bright suggests Maliseet (Algonquian)… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Algonquin — Al*gon quin, Algonkin Al*gon kin, 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Algonquin — (also Algonkin) ► NOUN 1) a member of an American Indian people living in Canada along and westwards of the Ottawa River. 2) the Algonquian language of this people. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to this people. ORIGIN French, from a Micmac word meaning… …   English terms dictionary

  • Algonquin — [al gäŋ′kin, al gän′kin, al gäŋ′kwin, al gän′kwin] n. [Fr, earlier Algoumequin < ? an Algonquian place or group name] 1. a member of an Algonquian people living near the Ottawa River, Canada 2. a dialect of Ojibwa spoken by this people 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • Algonquin — Infobox Ethnic group group=Algonquin poptime=11,000 popplace=Quebec, Ontario langs=French, English, Algonquin rels=Midewiwin related= Abnaki, Innu, Anicinàpek (Nipissing, Ojibwa, Mississaugas, Saulteaux, Odawa and Potawatomi)The Algonquins (or… …   Wikipedia

  • Algonquin — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Algonquin (homonymie). Algonquin Anicinapemiȣin / Anishinàbemiwin [1] Omâmiwininimowin Parlée au Canada Région Québ …   Wikipédia en Français

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