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algonquian


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Algonquian  \Al*gon"qui*an\,  a. 
  Pertaining  to  or  designating  the  most  extensive  of  the 
  linguistic  families  of  North  American  Indians,  their 
  territory  formerly  including  practically  all  of  Canada  east 
  of  the  115th  meridian  and  south  of  Hudson's  Bay  and  the  part 
  of  the  United  States  east  of  the  Mississippi  and  north  of 
  Tennessee  and  Virginia,  with  the  exception  of  the  territory 
  occupied  by  the  northern  Iroquoian  tribes.  There  are  nearly 
  100,000  Indians  of  the  Algonquian  tribes,  of  which  the 
  strongest  are  the  Ojibwas  (Chippewas),  Ottawas,  Crees, 
  Algonquins,  Micmacs,  and  Blackfeet.  --  n.  An  Algonquian 
  Indian. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Algonquian 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  an  Algonquian  tribe  or  its  people  or 
  language  [syn:  {Algonquian},  {Algonkian},  {Algonquin}] 
  n  1:  a  member  of  any  of  the  North  American  Indian  groups  speaking 
  an  Algonquian  language  and  originally  living  in  the 
  subarctic  regions  of  E  Canada;  many  Algonquian  tribes 
  migrated  south  into  the  woodlands  from  the  Mississippi 
  River  to  the  Atlantic  coast  [syn:  {Algonquian},  {Algonquin}] 
  2:  family  of  North  American  Indian  languages  spoken  from 
  Labrador  to  Carolina  and  W  to  the  Great  Plains  [syn:  {Algonquian}, 
  {Algonquin},  {Algonquian  language}] 




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