Algonquin is an Algonquian language spoken in Quebec and Ontario in Canada by 1,800 people, according to the 2011 census. Algonquin is closely related to Ojibwe and is considered a divergent Ojibwe dialect by many people. It also closely related to Odawa, Oji-Cree and Abenaki.
Some speakers of Algonquin call themselves Anicinàbe ("original people") and their language Anicinâbemowin ("speech of the original people"). Other Algonquin communities call themselves Omàmiwininiwak ("down-stream men"), and their language Omàmiwininìmowin ("speech of the down-stream men").
In the southern Nipissing dialect (Anishinàbemiwin), ch is used for [ʧ] and sh for [ʃ]
Corrections by Wolfram Siegel
Online Algonquin dictionary
Recordings of Algonquian
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