1. [ noun ] 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
Synonyms: Algonquin
Related terms: Indian Arapaho Cree Blackfoot Cheyenne Menomini Micmac Delaware Fox Illinois Malecite Massachuset Miami Conoy Algonkian Mohican Nanticoke Ojibwa Ottawa Pamlico Passamaquody Penobscot Potawatomi Powhatan Sauk Shawnee Wampanoag Powhatan kickapoo Abnaki
2. [ adjective ] of or relating to an Algonquian tribe or its people or language
Synonyms: Algonquin Algonkian
3. [ noun ] (linguistics) family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains
Synonyms: Algonquian_language Algonquin
Related terms: Amerind Massachuset Cheyenne Delaware Blackfoot Arapaho Nanticoke Fox Illinois Malecite Menomini Micmac Mohican Cree Algonkian Ojibwa Pamlico Potawatomi Powhatan Shawnee kickapoo Abnaki
Similar spelling:   Algonquin