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Algonquin (Algonquin)

The Algonquins (or Algonkins) are an aboriginal North American people speaking Algonquin, an Anishinaabe language. Culturally and linguistically, they are closely related to the Odawa and Ojibwe, with whom they form the larger Anicinąpe grouping. The Algonquin peoples call themselves either Omąmiwinini (plural: Omąmiwininiwak) or the more generalised name of Anicinąpe.

The term "Algonquin" derives from the Maliseet word elakómkwik: "they are our relatives/allies". The tribe has also given its name to the much larger heterogeneous group of Algonquian-speaking peoples who stretch from Virginia to the Rocky Mountains and north to Hudson Bay. Most Algonquins, however, live in Quebec; the nine Algonquin bands in that province and one in Ontario have a combined population of about 11,000. (Popular usage reflects some confusion on the point, in that the term "Algonquin" is sometimes used—for example in this entry in the Catholic Encyclopedia—to refer to all Algonquian-speaking societies). (Ref: Wikipedia)

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To find foods and foods and food-related items in in Algonquin you may search by any of the following terms:
Algonkin Algonkins Algonquin Algonquins America American Anicinape Anishinaabe English North Omamiwinini Omamiwininiwak States United US USA Native Indian

These terms associated with languages are hidden behind the scenes as there is some crossover with other languages. The traveller  may not be precisely certain which language is in use, and can search using more general terms such as 'British'' or "Irish".

In the case of an entry in Celtic from Brittany, search terms 'Brittany Breton' etc will be added behind the scenes.

You may use any of the above terms in any search you make using 'Translate from English' so that if you wish to search for a translation of apple, choose whichever of these language terms that you think is most appropriate, say:
'agonquin apple' and then click on 'Translate from English'. Additionally, if you are not exactly certain which language is being used, you could search for 'american apple' and then select from the languages on offer

One of the problems of providing searches in a multilingual world-wide food dictionary is trying to help people reach the things they are searching for. People do not always know the precise language being used, so these more general searches such as  'North American' may help in a successful search.

Also included in the glossary are dishes from the cuisine of the region, cookery terms, cooking methods, drinks, food festivals, days of the week, months of the year etc.

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