from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A family of North American Indian languages spoken or formerly spoken in an area from Labrador to the Carolinas between the Atlantic coast and the Rocky Mountains.
- n. A member of a people traditionally speaking an Algonquian language.
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- adj. Relating to a group of North American languages.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to or designating the most extensive of the linguistic families of North American Indians, their territory formerly including practically all of Canada east of the 115th meridian and south of Hudson's Bay and the part of the United States east of the Mississippi and north of Tennessee and Virginia, with the exception of the territory occupied by the northern Iroquoian tribes. There are nearly 100,000 Indians of the Algonquian tribes, of which the strongest are the Ojibwas (Chippewas), Ottawas, Crees, Algonquins, Micmacs, and Blackfeet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
- n. family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains
- adj. of or relating to an Algonquian tribe or its people or language
From Algonquin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)