Definition of Algonquian noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Algonquian

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ælˈɡɒŋkwiən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ælˈɡɑːŋkwiən//
 
; BrE BrE//ælˈɡɒŋkiən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ælˈɡɑːŋkiən//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a large family of N American Indian languages Word Originfrom Algonquin (French, contraction of obsolete Algoumequin, from a Micmac word meaning ‘at the place of spearing fish and eels’) + -ian. Micmac is an Algonquian language.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Algonquian