Algonquian Definition

-kē-ən
algonkian, algonquian
noun
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.
American Heritage
This family of languages.
Webster's New World
A member of a people traditionally speaking an Algonquian language.
American Heritage
A member of a people speaking any of these languages.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
adjective
Designating or of a widespread family of over twenty languages spoken by North American Indian peoples, including the Arapaho, Cheyenne, Blackfoot, Ojibwa, Fox, Shawnee, Abenaki, and Delaware.
Webster's New World
Relating to a group of North American languages.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
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Origin of Algonquian

  • From Algonquin +‎ -an.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Algonquin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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