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Algonquin

[ al-gong-kin, -kwin ]
/ ælˈgɒŋ kɪn, -kwɪn /
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noun, plural Al·gon·quins, (especially collectively) Al·gon·quin for 1, 3.
a member of a group of North American Indian tribes formerly along the Ottawa River and the northern tributaries of the St. Lawrence River.
their speech, a dialect of Ojibwe, of the Algonquian family of languages.
adjective
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Origin of Algonquin

First recorded in 1615–25; from French; earlier Algoumequin, presumably from an Algonquian language
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British Dictionary definitions for Algonquin

Algonquin

Algonkin (ælˈɡɒŋkɪn)

/ (ælˈɡɒŋkɪn, -kwɪn) /

noun
plural -quins, -quin, -kins or -kin a member of a North American Indian people formerly living along the St Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers in Canada
the language of this people, a dialect of Ojibwa
noun, adjective
a variant of Algonquian

Word Origin for Algonquin

C17: from Canadian French, earlier written as Algoumequin; perhaps related to Micmac algoomaking at the fish-spearing place
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