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Definition of the noun algonkian

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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 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 Encyclopedia Americana (1903)

A General Dictionary of the Arts and Sciences, Literature, History, Biography, Geography, Etc., of the World; Editor-in-chief, Frederick Converse Beach ... Managing Editor, Forrest Morgan ... Assistant Editors, Nathan Haskell Dole ... Edward Thomas Roe ... Thomas Campbell Copeland ... by Frederick Converse Beach, Forrest Morgan, George Edwin Rines, E. T. Roe, Nathan Haskell Dole, Thomas Campbell Copeland

The Algonkian stock, members of which were found from Labrador to South Carolina, and from the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi northwesterly to the foot of the Rocky ...

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 previewA Dictionary of Language (2001)

by David Crystal

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

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1914)

The name "Algonkian" was proposed by Walcott in 1889, and has been quite generally accepted by the more progressive American geologists. The rocks of this system consist of crystalline marbles, slates, schists, quartzites, conglomerates, ...

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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