Meaning of Algonquian
Pronunciation: (al-gong'kē-un, -kwē-un), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -ans, -an
- a family of languages spoken now or formerly by American Indians in an area extending from Labrador westward to the Rocky Mountains, west-southwestward through Michigan and Illinois, and southwestward along the Atlantic coast to Cape Hatteras, including esp. Arapaho, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Cree, Fox, Massachusett, Micmac, Ojibwa, and Powhatan. Cf. family (def. 14).
- a member of an Algonquian-speaking tribe.
- of or pertaining to Algonquian or its speakers.
- algonquian (Thesaurus)