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Algonquian language

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  1. family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Vermont Indians (2000)

by Donald Ricky

They all spoke mutually-intelligible dialects of the Algonquian language family. The Algonquin language is classified as belonging to the "middle tier" of Algonquian, along with Ojibwa, Ottawa, and Salteaux.

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 previewRoutledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics (2006)

by Hadumod Bussmann

linguistics Algic => Algonquian Algonquian Language family in North America with approx. twenty languages located in the central and eastern parts of the continent; the largest languages are Cree (approx. 70,000 speakers) and Ojibwa ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 5: Language by Michael Montgomery, Ellen Johnson

A third Algonquian language, Shawnee, was represented by wandering bands along the Savannah River for a brief time, from the 1680s until shortly after 1700, when they left to join other Shawnee bands in Pennsylvania and elsewhere in the ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World (2010)

Nawathinehena, a distinct Algonquian language of which only a few words were recorded in 1899. The two modern Cheyenne communities in Montana and Oklahoma speak almost identical dialects; the Sutaio, who joined the Cheyenne in ...

Google previewA Native American Encyclopedia (2000)

History, Culture, and Peoples by Barry Pritzker

Even the Californian Yuroks spoke an Algonquian language.) Most northeastern Indians cultivated corn and other aboriginal crops using slash-and-burn agriculture. They also hunted, fished, and gathered wild plant foods to varying degrees.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Texas Indians (1998)

by Donald Ricky

BLACKFEET The Blackfeet are one of four closely related tribes of Plains Indians known generally as Blackfeet, all speaking the same Algonquian language. The Montana Blackfeet, also known as the Southern Piegan or Pigunni, are the only ...

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