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Definition of the noun algonkian

What does algonkian mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: Algonkians

  1. a member of a North American Indian people in the Ottawa river valley of Ontario and Quebec
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of Algonkian: Algonkin
    • more generic words: Algonquian / Algonquin = a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada
  2. the Algonquian language spoken by the Algonkian

Definition of the adjective algonkian

What does algonkian mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. of or relating to an Algonquian tribe or its people or language

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Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

Algonkian. About moo in N.E. Quebec, N. shore of St Lawrence and St John, &c. Large element French blood of At St John, "energetic, hard working and provident"; others suffering from liquor, &c. Catholic missions.

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1906)

by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby

In certain regions, particularly in the vicinity of the great lakes of North America, the Algonkian formations have undergone still further contact metamorphism through the intrusion of great masses of igneous rocks, and in this association occur ...

Google previewThe Lexicon in Phonological Change (1977)

by William S. Wang

reconstructed six Proto-Algonkian consonant clusters with *-k as the second element based on six sets of correspondences among the Algonkian languages. In contrast to the complicated sound system of ...

Google previewThe Atlantis Encyclopedia (2005)

by Frank Joseph

The Algonkian Atlantis. Its flood myth tells how: ...the Earth rocked to and fro, as a ship and sea, and ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Language (2001)

by David Crystal

Algonkian or Algonquian/al'gunkian/ A family of over 30 Amerindian languages, ...


and Proterozoic (Algonkian). This article follows geological survey usage. Proterozoic time is also frequently referred to as the Pre-Cambrian.

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2003)

members of other families ( Iroquoian, Algonkian, Siouan, and Caddoan), as well as several “language isolates”— languages which are not assigned to any family, such as Natchez, Atakapa, ...

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Small photo of CANADA - CIRCA 1973: stamp printed by Canada, shows Algonkian Pattern, circa 1973Small photo of Yellow dried leaves in Algonkian Park, VASmall photo of CANADA - CIRCA 1973: stamp printed in Canada shows the Algonkian, circa 1973 More...

Scrabble value of A1L1G2O1N1K5I1A1N1

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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