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Algonquian word for house
Q: I would like to know the Algonquian word for house.
This is for my social studies project.
A: Thank you for writing.
What part of the country are you in?
There are dozens of Algonquian tribes across the
country and they all have different languages. Two
very famous Algonquian words for "house" are "wigwam"
(an Abenaki word from the Maine and Vermont area) and
"wetu" (a Wampanoag word from Massachusetts.) But the
word is "moyis" in Blackfoot and "waskahikan" in Cree,
and there are many other languages, too.
Hope that helps!
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