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Extinct: no
Family: Algic
Branch: Anishinaabe
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Region: Quebec and Ontario Canada
Countries Where Spoken: Canada
Countries Where Official: Canada
Native Speakers: 2,680
Speakers Total: 2,680
Phrasebase members who speak Algonquin at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Algonquin at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Algonquin: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Algonquin: 0
Three Letter Code: ALQ
Alternative Names: Algonkin, Algoquin, Anicinabemowin
Dialects: na
Summary: Algonquin is also spelled Algonkin is closely related to the Ojibwe language. It is spoken, alongside French and to some extent English, by the Algonquin First Nations of Quebec and Ontario. As of 2006, there were 2,680 Algonquin speakers, less than 10% of whom were monolingual.

Algonquin is the language for which the entire Algonquian language subgroup is named. The similarity among the names often causes considerable confusion. Like many Native American languages, it is strongly verb based, with most meaning being incorporated into verbs instead of using separate words.

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