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Algonquian languages

The largest family of Indian languages north of Mexico, Algonquian was spoken over much of eastern Canada, New England, the Atlantic coast north of S.C., the Ohio valley–Great Lakes region, and isolated parts of the Great Plains. Its major subdivisions are the languages of the Abnaki-Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac, Cree-Montagnais, Algonkin, Massachusett, Narragansett, Wampanoag, Mahican-Pequot, Delaware (Lenni Lenape), Powhatan, Shawnee, Miami, Kickapoo-Fox-Sauk, Potawatomi, Illinois, Chippewa, Ojibwa-Ottawa, Menominee, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Blackfoot-Piegan, and Gros Ventre Indians.