Algonquin

[al'gɒŋkwɪn]
(also Algonkin)
noun
1》 a member of an American Indian people living in Canada along the Ottawa River and its tributaries and westward to the north of Lake Superior.
2》 the Algonquian language of the Algonquin people.
Origin
C17: Fr., contr. of obs. Algoumequin, from a Micmac word meaning 'at the place of spearing fish and eels'.

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  • algonquin — algonquin, ine [ algɔ̃kɛ̃, in ] adj. et n. VAR. vx algonkin, ine • 1612; de l algonquin algumakin « où l on pêche au harpon » ♦ Qui appartient à la tribu indienne du Canada portant ce nom. La nation algonquine. ⇒ iroquois. Les langues algonquines …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Algonquin — Lugar designado por el censo de los Estados Unidos …   Wikipedia Español

  • Algonquin — Algonquin, IL U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 23276 Housing Units (2000): 7952 Land area (2000): 9.832020 sq. miles (25.464813 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.163586 sq. miles (0.423687 sq. km) Total area (2000): 9.995606 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Algonquin, IL — U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 23276 Housing Units (2000): 7952 Land area (2000): 9.832020 sq. miles (25.464813 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.163586 sq. miles (0.423687 sq. km) Total area (2000): 9.995606 sq. miles (25.888500 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Algonquin, MD — U.S. Census Designated Place in Maryland Population (2000): 1361 Housing Units (2000): 606 Land area (2000): 1.067079 sq. miles (2.763721 sq. km) Water area (2000): 2.048084 sq. miles (5.304512 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.115163 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Algonquin — one of an Indian people living near the Ottawa River in Canada, 1620s, from Fr. Algonquin, perhaps a contraction of Algoumequin, from Micmac algoomeaking at the place of spearing fish and eels. But Bright suggests Maliseet (Algonquian)… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Algonquin — Al*gon quin, Algonkin Al*gon kin, n. One of a widely spread family of Indians, including many distinct tribes, which formerly occupied most of the northern and eastern part of North America. The name was originally applied to a group of Indian… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Algonquin — (also Algonkin) ► NOUN 1) a member of an American Indian people living in Canada along and westwards of the Ottawa River. 2) the Algonquian language of this people. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to this people. ORIGIN French, from a Micmac word meaning… …   English terms dictionary

  • Algonquin — [al gäŋ′kin, al gän′kin, al gäŋ′kwin, al gän′kwin] n. [Fr, earlier Algoumequin < ? an Algonquian place or group name] 1. a member of an Algonquian people living near the Ottawa River, Canada 2. a dialect of Ojibwa spoken by this people 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • Algonquin — Infobox Ethnic group group=Algonquin poptime=11,000 popplace=Quebec, Ontario langs=French, English, Algonquin rels=Midewiwin related= Abnaki, Innu, Anicinàpek (Nipissing, Ojibwa, Mississaugas, Saulteaux, Odawa and Potawatomi)The Algonquins (or… …   Wikipedia

  • Algonquin — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Algonquin (homonymie). Algonquin Anicinapemiȣin / Anishinàbemiwin [1] Omâmiwininimowin Parlée au Canada Région Québ …   Wikipédia en Français

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