or of a widespread
family of over twenty
languages spoken by North American Indian peoples, including the Arapaho, Cheyenne,
Blackfoot, Ojibwa, Fox, Shawnee, Abenaki, and Delaware
this family of languages
a member of a people speaking any of these languages
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Word origin of 'Algonquian'
: coined (1891) by J. W. Powell