Definition of Algonkin
1. Noun. A member of a North American Indian people in the Ottawa river valley of Ontario and Quebec.
2. Noun. The Algonquian language spoken by the Algonkian.
Generic synonyms: Algonquian, Algonquian Language, Algonquin
Derivative terms: Algonkian
Definition of Algonkin
1. Proper noun. Variant spelling of Algonquin. ¹
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Algonkin
Literary usage of Algonkin
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Archaeologia Americana: Transactions and Collections of the American by American Antiquarian Society, Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress) (1836)
"The algonkin tribes are, along the whole of this line, bounded on the west by ... But the united Sacs and Foxes, an algonkin nation, are now established on ..."
2. Wisconsin in Three Centuries, 1634-1905 by Henry Colin Campbell (1906)
"The most numerous linguistic stock, or division, and the one that covered the largest territory, was the algonkin, which predominated in Wisconsin. ..."
3. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1904)
"... algonkin and Chippeway Languages, with the English Explanation. English To abandon, or algonkin forsake To arrive at a ..."
4. Nuttall's Journal of Travels Into the Arkansa Territory October 2, 1818 by Reuben Gold Thwaites, Richard Flower (1904)
"A TABLE OF WORDS  Shewing, in a variety of Instances, the Difference as well as Analogy between the algonkin and Chippeway Languages, with the English ..."
5. Proceedings by International Congress of Americanists (1907)
"MORTUARY OBSERVANCES AND THE ADOPTION RITES OF THE algonkin FOXES OF IOWA PAR LE ... some of the principal mortuary practices of the algonkin Foxes of Iowa. ..."
6. The Lenâpé and Their Legends: With the Complete Text and Symbols of the by Daniel Garrison Brinton, Constantine Samuel Rafinesque (1885)
"All the algonkin nations who dwelt north of the Potomac, on the east shore of Chesapeake Bay, and in the basins of the Delaware and Hudson rivers, ..."
7. Historical Collections of the Essex Institute by Essex Institute (1868)
"THE following collation of words in the algonkin language is the first attempt of the kind to my knowledge. Numerous catalogues and dictionaries of the ..."