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The Center for Algonquin Culture
PO Box 259 Rosendale, NY 12472 ~ (845)266-9231


PARTIAL LIST OF THE ALGONQUIN LANGUAGES (in progress)
These will eventually be linked to resources on these languages.

WABANAKI

Micmac (from Meegamooatch) ("We Are All Related By Blood"/ "Allies")
Maliseet ("They Talk Differently")
Abenaki ("Dawn Land People")
Passamaquoddy ("Place Where Pollock Are Plentiful")
Penobscot ("Place Where The Rocks Widen" or "It Flows On White Rocks" or "White Water on the Rocks")
Innu / Montagnais (French for "Mountain People")
Naskapi ("People from Where It [The Land] Disappears")

NEW ENGLAND

Pennacook ("L" dialect).
Massachusett ("N" dialect).
Wampanoag
Narragansett / Pawtuxet
Pocumtuck
Nipmuk
Pequot ("Y" dialect)

LENNI-LENAPE

Munsee
Unami
Western Canarsie
Eastern Canarsie
Unalimi
Unalatchtgo
Mahican
Wappingers (Muwapinkus).
Nanticoke
Piscataway

 

SOUTHEASTERN (Relatives of the Lenni Lenape)


Roanoke
Pamunkey
Mattaponi
Chickahomini
Chesapeake
Pamlico (some believe Lumbees are descendants of Pamlicos)
Hatteras

 

CREE


East Main Cree
West Main Cree
Blackfoot (Siksika, or Black Moccasins)
Blood (Kainah).
Piegan (Piskun)


 

GREAT LAKES

Ojibwa / Chippewa (Anishinaabe)
Ottawa (Odawa)
Menominee
Algonkin / Mamawinini
Potawatomi / Neshnabek
Mississauga
Nipissing


PRAIRIE ALGONQUINS

Shawnee
Miami
Sauk (from Osakiwug, "People of the Yellow Clay")
Fox/Mesquaki ("People of the Red Clay"), now in Iowa and Oklahoma.
Kickapoo
Illinois (Illinewek)
Peoria
Moingwena
Michigamea
Kaskaskian
Cahokia
Tamaroa

WESTERN ALGONQUIN

Arapaho ("Wolf People") a.k.a.. Kananavich or "Bison Path People."
Cheyenne / Tsitsista
Sutai (closely related to Cheyenne)



ALGONQUIN-RELATED LANGUAGES AND BANDS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

(* indicates acknowledged links to Algonquin languages; others in its grouping would presumably also be linked)


SALISHAN

Plateau, Northern Interior Salish: Shuswap
South Interior Salish:* Coeur d'Alene*, Flathead* (aka Selish), Kalispel*, Spokan*,
Coast Salishan:*
Northern Salishan*: Bella Coola* (aka Nuxalk),
Central Salishan
Straits Salishan: Lummi, Klallam
Tsamosan Salish:* Quinault, Cowlitz
Southern Salish:* Tillamook*
Salishan Isolates: Haida and Tsimshian

WAKASHAN*

Nootkan:* (includes Makah, Nitinat, Nootka* (a.k.a. Nuuchanuth))
Kwakiutlan:*
Northern Kwakiutlan: Bella Bella (a.k.a. Heiltsuk), Xai Xais, Owikeno, Haisla (a.k.a. Kitimat)
Kwakiutl* (a.k.a. Kwakwaka'wakw)

ISOLATES

Yachi, Kutenai,* Ritwan,* (includes Wiyot,* and Yurok,* and related to Yukian)