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a member of a group of North American Indian tribes formerly along the Ottawa River and the northern tributaries of the St. Lawrence.
their speech, a dialect of Ojibwa, of the family of languages.
Contemporary Examples

Her first book, a memoir of her two years working at a boarding school in Jordan, will be published by Algonquin Books in 2011.
Revolt in the Middle East: Is Jordan Next? Rebecca Davis O’Brien January 29, 2011

As one Democratic policy consultant puts it, “They are as ancient as Gertrude Stein in Paris or the Algonquin in New York.”
President Obama’s Hill Challenge in Avoiding Fiscal Cliff James Warren November 8, 2012

I had asked him back on that winter day while we were warming ourselves with tea at the Algonquin if he was in love.
Daniel Radcliffe, Dark Prince Kevin Sessums July 14, 2009

Even after Salinger had decamped to Cornish, he loved to lunch with William Shawn and Lillian Ross at the Algonquin in New York.
15 Revelations from New J.D. Salinger Biography Andrew Romano September 1, 2013

Back when he was appearing in Equus on Broadway, I met him for tea at the Algonquin Hotel.
Daniel Radcliffe, Dark Prince Kevin Sessums July 14, 2009

Historical Examples

Their language, which is similar to that spoken by their cousins, the Plain Crees, is also a dialect of the Algonquin tongue.
The Great Lone Land W. F. Butler

The Black Hawk war in 1836 was the end of the Algonquin resistance.
The Indian Today Charles A. Eastman

A story is told of a young Algonquin brave whose bride died on the day fixed for their wedding.
The Myths of the North American Indians Lewis Spence

They are called Saulteaux, and are a subdivision of the great Algonquin family.
On the Indian Trail Egerton Ryerson Young

I wish you could have been with me to-day on Algonquin, for we had a perfectly lovely ride.
Letters to His Children Theodore Roosevelt

(pl) -quins, -quin, -kins, -kin. a member of a North American Indian people formerly living along the St Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers in Canada
the language of this people, a dialect of Ojibwa
noun, adjective
a variant of Algonquian

one of an Indian people living near the Ottawa River in Canada, 1620s, from French Algonquin, perhaps a contraction of Algoumequin, from Micmac algoomeaking “at the place of spearing fish and eels.” But Bright suggests Maliseet (Algonquian) elægomogwik “they are our relatives or allies.”

Algonquian (1885) was the name taken by ethnologists to describe a large group of North American Indian peoples, including this tribe. Algonquin Hotel (59 W. 44th St., Manhattan) opened 1902 and named by manager Frank Case for the tribe that had lived in that area. A circle of journalists, authors, critics, and wits began meeting there daily in 1919 and continued through the twenties; they called themselves “The Vicious Circle,” but to others they became “The Round Table.”


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