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Definition of the noun algonquian

What does algonquian mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: Algonquians

  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
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of Algonquian: Algonquin
    • more generic terms: Amerindian / Native American = any member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived
    • more specific words:
      • Abenaki / Abnaki = a member of the Algonquian people of Maine and southern Quebec
      • Algonkian / Algonkin = a member of a North American Indian people in the Ottawa river valley of Ontario and Quebec
      • Arapahoe / Arapaho = a member of a tribe of Plains Indians formerly inhabiting eastern Colorado and Wyoming
      • Blackfoot = a member of a warlike group of Algonquians living in the northwestern plains
      • Cheyenne = a member of a North American Indian people living on the western plains
      • Conoy = a member of an Algonquian people formerly living in Maryland between Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac river
      • Cree = a member of an Algonquian people living in central Canada
      • Delaware = a member of an Algonquian people formerly living in New Jersey and New York and parts of Delaware and Pennsylvania
      • Fox = a member of an Algonquian people formerly living west of Lake Michigan along the Fox River
      • Illinois = a member of the Algonquian people formerly of Illinois and regions to the west
      • Kickapoo = a member of the Algonquian people formerly inhabiting southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois
      • Malecite = a member of the Algonquian people of northeastern Maine and New Brunswick
      • Massachusetts / Massachuset = a member of the Algonquian people who formerly lived around Massachusetts Bay
      • Menominee / Menomini = a member of the federally recognized tribe of Algonquian people living on a reservation in central Wisconsin
      • Miami = a member of the extinct Algonquian people formerly living in northern Indiana and southern Michigan
      • Micmac / Mikmaq = a member of the Algonquian people inhabiting the Maritime Provinces of Canada
      • Mahican / Mohican = a member of the Algonquian people formerly living in the Hudson valley and eastward to the Housatonic
      • Nanticoke = a member of the Algonquian people formerly of Maryland and eastern Delaware
      • Chippewa / Ojibway / Ojibwa = a member of an Algonquian people who lived west of Lake Superior
      • Ottawa = a member of the Algonquian people of southern Ontario
      • Pamlico = a member of the Algonquian people formerly of the Pamlico river valley in North Carolina
      • Passamaquody = a member of the Algonquian people related to the Malecite and living in northeastern Maine and New Brunswick
      • Penobscot = a member of the Algonquian people belonging to the Abnaki confederacy and living in the Penobscot valley in northern Maine
      • Potawatomi = a member of the Algonquian people originally of Michigan and Wisconsin
      • Powhatan = a member of the Algonquian people who formerly lived in eastern Virginia
      • Sauk / Sac = a member of the Algonquian people formerly living in Wisconsin in the Fox River valley and on the shores of Green Bay
      • Shawnee = a member of the Algonquian people formerly living along the Tennessee river
      • Wampanoag = a member of the Algonquian people of Rhode Island and Massachusetts who greeted the Pilgrims
    • instance: Wahunsonacock / Powhatan = Indian chief and founder of the Powhatan confederacy of tribes in eastern Virginia
  2. family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains

Definition of the adjective algonquian

What does algonquian mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

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

Alternative definition of the adjective algonquian

adjective

  1. Relating to a group of North American languages.

Phrases with Algonquian

  1. algonquian language
  2. Proto-Algonquian
  3. Melichares Algonquian
  4. Mucroseius Algonquian
  5. Species Melichares Algonquian
  6. Species Mucroseius Algonquian

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Algonquian

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Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 5: Language by Michael Montgomery, Ellen Johnson

Algonquian languages indigenous to the South were limited to those known today as Virginia Algonquian (Powhatan) and Carolina Algonquian, two groups of sparsely documented dialects spoken in coastal Virginia and coastal North ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Literature in Canada (2002)

by William H. New

Gustar ALGONQUIAN ORAL LITERATURES. Algon- quian (also spelled Algonkian') is a group of about three dozen related languages that descend from a common ancestor, Proto-Algon- quian, which was spoken about three ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Powhatan (2005)

by William Strachey

of a language that became known to the Euroamericans as " Powhatan," now recognized as an Eastern Algonquian language (Goddard 1978 ) ...

Google previewSubject Headings Used in the Dictionary Catalogues of the Library of Congress (1919)

by Library of Congress. Catalog Division, Mary Wilson MacNair

See Algonquian languages. Algicides. Algiers, Battle of, 1816. DT291 Algol ( Variable star) See Stars, Variable. Algonkian Indians. See Algonquian Indians. Algonkian period. See Geology, Stratigraphic–Algonkian. Algonkin Indians. Algonkin ...

Google previewRoutledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics (2006)

by Hadumod Bussmann

Algonquian and Ritwan (the languages Yurok and Wiyot of northern California) form the Algic language family. Characteristics: very simple consonant and vowel systems; two genders derived from an animate/inanimate distinction; rich person ...

Google previewA Native American Encyclopedia (2000)

History, Culture, and Peoples by Barry Pritzker

All northeastern Indians but the Siouan Winneba- gos spoke either Algonquian or Iroquoian languages. (Besides being a major northeastern language group, Algonquian was also spoken by former Woodlands and well-known Plains tribes ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Indiana Indians (1998)

by Donald Ricky

The Confederacy spoke Algonquian, one of the largestlinguistic stocks in native North America. From well beyond Hudson's Bay on the west, to Newfoundland on the east, the tribes were all solidly Algonquian. The Algonquians moved down ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Pennsylvania Indians (1998)

by Donald Ricky

The Confederacy spoke Algonquian, one of the largest linguistic stocks in native North America. From well beyond Hudson's Bay on the west, to Newfoundland on the east, the tribes were all solidly Algonquian. The Algonquians moved down ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ohio Indians (1998)

by Donald Ricky

The Confederacy spoke Algonquian, one of the largestlinguistic stocks in native North America. From well beyond Hudson's Bay on the west, to Newfoundland on the east, the tribes were all Solidly Algonquian. The Algonquians moved down ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Massachusetts Indians (1998)

by Donald Ricky

The Confederacy spoke Algonquian, one of the largest linguistic stocks in native North America. From well beyond Hudson's Bay on the west, to Newfoundland on the east, the tribes were all solidly Algonquian. The Algonquians moved down ...

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Small photo of Terrapin is used to describe several species of small, edible, hard-shell turtles, typically those found in brackish waters, and is an Algonquian word for turtle.Small photo of Terrapin is used to describe several species of small, edible, hard-shell turtles, typically those found in brackish waters, and is an Algonquian word for turtle.Small photo of Terrapin is used to describe several species of small, edible, hard-shell turtles, typically those found in brackish waters, and is an Algonquian word for turtle.Small photo of Terrapin is used to describe several species of small, edible, hard-shell turtles, typically those found in brackish waters, and is an Algonquian word for turtle.Small photo of Terrapin is used to describe several species of small, edible, hard-shell turtles, typically those found in brackish waters, and is an Algonquian word for turtle.Small photo of Terrapin is used to describe several species of small, edible, hard-shell turtles, typically those found in brackish waters, and is an Algonquian word for turtle.Small photo of Terrapin is used to describe several species of small, edible, hard-shell turtles, typically those found in brackish waters, and is an Algonquian word for turtle. More...

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