Algonkin


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Al·gon·quin

 (ăl-gŏng′kwĭn, -kĭn) also Al·gon·kin (-kĭn)
n. pl. Algonquin or Algon·quins also Algonkin or Al·gon·kins
1.
a. A member of any of various Native American peoples inhabiting the Ottawa River valley of Quebec and Ontario.
b. Any of the varieties of Ojibwa spoken by the Algonquin.
2.
a. A member of an Algonquian people.
b. An Algonquian language.

[Canadian French, from Maliseet elakómkwik, they are our relatives.]

Al·gon′quin adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Algonkin - a member of a North American Indian people in the Ottawa river valley of Ontario and Quebec
Algonquian, Algonquin - 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
2.Algonkin - the Algonquian language spoken by the Algonkian
Algonquian language, Algonquin, Algonquian - family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains
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Prior to the 1850s, sparse groups of Algonkin peoples and lumber camps were present in the area.
51) Having symbolically removed the real native populations from their ancestral homelands, Hahn could claim to explore "primeval forest where no human had ever set foot" around Lake Nipissing (the hunting grounds of the Ojibwa and Algonkin tribes) and to speak of virgin soil awaiting human cultivation.
My own river, the Ottawa, was the centre of the Algonkin people's world; indeed, its watershed was their political and cultural region.