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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The name of Patchogue is from the Algonquian language meaning "a turning place" or "where two streams separate." Native-Americans had established trails, trade networks, agricultural areas, and culture.
"Bibliographical notes on Eliot's Indian Bible: And on His Other Translations and Work in the Indian Language of Massachusetts." In A Bibliography of the Algonquian Language. Ed.
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.
William Kelso, director of archeology for the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities and chief archeologist at the original Jamestown settlement site, attests on camera, "the set is a time capsule; it fully captures the feeling of what it was like to live in Fort James." 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.
The iconic American river, the Mississippi is both provider and destroyer as this week's floods have proved.  2,348 miles long, it is the second longest river after the Missouri in the United States.  Combined, the two rivers' triangular drainage area covers close to 40% of the United States from the Rockies to the Appalachian Mountains and includes all or part of 31 states.  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. Because of its importance, it is necessary to monitor its quality periodically.
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.
Of the three characteristic components of a motion event--(FACT OF) MOTION, MANNER (OF MOTION), and PATH (OF MOTION), the latter served as basis for drawing the typological contrast between two major kinds of conflation patterns which are typical of the so-called satellite-framed languages (S-languages, represented by most European languages (including English) other than Romance languages, and also Finno-Ugric, Chinese and Ojibwa (an Algonquian language)) on the one hand, and of the so-called verb-framed languages (V-languages, represented by Romance, Semitic, Japanese, and Polynesian) on the other hand.
(23.) It is reported that in some languages (e.g., Ojibwa, another Algonquian language) the direction is present only when at least one of the core arguments is a SAP (Jelinek 1990; Rhodes 1990).
They are called "Massachusett" and "Narragansett." These Indian tongues are a subset of a larger group of about three dozen Indian languages called the Algonquian language family.