Algonquin meaning

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A member of an Algonquian people living near the Ottawa River, Canada.
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A dialect of Ojibwa spoken by this people.
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Of the Algonquins or their language or culture.
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A member of an aboriginal North American people closely related to the Odawa and Ojibwe, and living mainly in Quebec.
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The language spoken by the Algonquins, a transitional language between Ojibwe and Abenaki.
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Origin of algonquin

  • Canadian French from Maliseet elakómkwik they are our relatives

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

  • Canadian French Algonquin, from earlier Algoumequin, from either Maliseet elakómkwik ("these are our relatives") or Mi'kmaq algoomeaking (“at the place of spearing fish and eels”).

    From Wiktionary