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Plains Algonquian languages


The Sound of the Plains Cree language (Numbers, Greetings & The Book of James)


Counting in Algonquin - 1 to 50


The Sound of the Blackfoot language (Numbers, Greetings & Sample Text)


Language Families of North America


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The Plains Algonquian languages are commonly grouped together as a subgroup of the larger Algonquian family, itself a member of the Algic family. Though the grouping is often encountered in the literature, it is an areal grouping rather than a genetic one. In other words, the languages are grouped together because they were spoken near one another, not because they are more closely related to one another than to any other Algonquian language. Within the Algonquian family, only Eastern Algonquian constitutes a separate genetic subgroup.
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