Algonquian language


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Noun1.Algonquian language - family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains
American-Indian language, Amerind, Amerindian language, American Indian, Indian - any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
Abnaki - the Algonquian language spoken by the Abnaki and Penobscot
Algonkian, Algonkin - the Algonquian language spoken by the Algonkian
Arapaho, Arapahoe - the Algonquian language spoken by the Arapaho
Blackfoot - any of the Algonquian languages spoken by the Blackfoot
Cheyenne - the Algonquian language spoken by the Cheyenne
Cree - the Algonquian language spoken by the Cree
Delaware - the Algonquian language spoken by the Delaware
Fox - the Algonquian language of the Fox
Illinois - the Algonquian language of the Illinois and Miami
Kickapoo - the Algonquian language of the Kickapoo
Maleseet, Malecite - the Algonquian language of the Malecite and Passamaquody
Massachuset, Massachusetts - the Algonquian language of the Massachuset
Menominee, Menomini - the Algonquian language spoken by the Menomini
Micmac - the Algonquian language of the Micmac
Mahican, Mohican - the Algonquian language spoken by the Mohican
Nanticoke - the Algonquian language spoken by the Nanticoke and Conoy
Chippewa, Ojibwa, Ojibway - the Algonquian language spoken by the Ojibwa
Pamlico - the Algonquian language of the Pamlico
Potawatomi - the Algonquian language spoken by the Potawatomi
Powhatan - the Algonquian language of the Powhatan
Shawnee - the Algonquian language spoken by the Shawnee
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After nearly a decade of excavations, they found not only evidence of contact between the Powhatan Indians and the English colonists but artifacts suggesting that Werowocomoco, which translates from Virginia Algonquian language to "a place of leadership," had been a significant spiritual and political place for four centuries before that.
The bookAEs eight case studies apply linguistics principles to the analysis of historical texts in the Algonquian language family: Potawatomi, Meskwaki-Sauk, Arapaho, Gros Ventre, Peoria, and Munsee Delaware.
But, these two tribes are not closely related only in so far as both their languages are members of the wide spread Algonquian language family.
Choreographers and martial arts experts teach actors the fundamentals of seventeenth-century body language and dialect trainers help Q'orianka Kilcher, the actress portraying Pocahontas, pronounce both Algonquian language and Algonquian-accented seventeenth-century English.
amp;nbsp; Long an important transportation artery of North America, Mississippi literally translates to "father of waters" in the native Algonquian language.
This justifies its name, Mississippi River, believed to mean "father of all waters" in the Algonquian language.
Fluent in the Algonquian language Wopanaak, Mayhew spent his life, like three generations of his family before him, preaching to the Wampanoag community on the island.
These Indian tongues are a subset of a larger group of about three dozen Indian languages called the Algonquian language family.
The 1998 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica points out that the word 'Eskimo' has been used since the 16th century and originated in Montagnak, an Algonquian language.
It includes, for instance, Algonquian linguistics (a scientific study of the structure of the Algonquian language and dialects) and lexicography (the process of compiling a dictionary), as well as classes on the structure of the Canadian legal system and the structures of Aboriginal justice.
The first Indian book was a Catechism translated into a dialect of the Algonquian language by John Eliot, missionary to the Indians.
Tribe of Native Americans who spoke an Algonquian language.