Pronunciation: (al-gong'kin, -kwin), [key]
—n., pl. -quins, (esp. collectively) -quin for 1, 3,
1. a member of a group of North American Indian tribes formerly along the Ottawa River and the northern tributaries of the St. Lawrence.
2. their speech, a dialect of Ojibwa, of the Algonquian family of languages.
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