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 tribes north of the River St. Lawrence. [1913 Webster] ||

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

  • 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 — Zeichnung eines Algonkinpaares aus dem 18. Jahrhundert Die Bezeichnung Algonkin oder Algonquin beschreibt ein aus mehreren Stämmen bestehendes Volk nordamerikanischer Ureinwohner, die der indigenen Algonkin Sprachfamilie angehören und zu den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Algonquin — /al gong kin, kwin/, n., pl. Algonquins, (esp. collectively) Algonquin for 1, 3, adj. n. 1. a member of a group of North American Indian tribes formerly along the Ottawa River and the northern tributaries of the St. Lawrence. 2. their speech, a… …   Universalium

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