Algonquian[-kē ən, -kwē ən]
Origin: < Algonquin: coined (1891) by J. W. Powell
- this family of languages
- a member of a people speaking any of these languages
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also Al·gon·ki·announ pl. Algonquian or Al·gon·qui·ans also Algonkian or Al·gon·ki·ans
- A family of North American Indian languages spoken or formerly spoken in an area from Labrador to the Carolinas between the Atlantic coast and the Rocky Mountains.
- A member of a people traditionally speaking an Algonquian language.
Origin: From Algonquin.
- Al·gonˈqui·an adjective