Algonquin /alˈɡɒŋkwɪn / Algonkin


I. 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. [ mass noun] the Algonquian language of the Algonquin people, with about 3,000 speakers.
II. adjective

relating to the Algonquin people or their language.
– origin French, contraction of obsolete Algoumequin, from a Micmac word meaning ‘at the place of spearing fish and eels’.

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