AskDefine | Define Algonquian

Dictionary Definition

Algonquian adj : of or relating to an Algonquian tribe or its people or language [syn: Algonkian, Algonquin]

Noun

1 a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast [syn: Algonquin]
2 family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains [syn: Algonquin, Algonquian language]

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English

Adjective

  1. Relating to a group of North American languages.

Translations

  • Croatian: algonkijski

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