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Al·gon·ki·an

 (ăl-gŏng′kē-ən)
n.
1. Geology Late Proterozoic.
2. Variant of Algonquian.

[After the Algonkin Indians; see Algonquin.]
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Algonkian

(ælˈɡɒŋkɪən)
n, adj
1. (Geological Science) an obsolete term for Proterozoic
2. (Peoples) a variant of Algonquian
3. (Languages) a variant of Algonquian
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Algonkian - 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.Algonkian - 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
Adj.1.Algonkian - of or relating to an Algonquian tribe or its people or language
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