Carolina Algonquian Language

Carolina Algonquian Language

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Carolina Algonquian is an extinct Algonquian language of the Eastern Algonquian subgroup formerly spoken in North Carolina, United States. The Carolina Algonquian language is now extinct. However, a number of Algonquian loan words have survived by being absorbed into the English language. Among them are: moccasin, moose, opossum, papoose, pecan, raccoon, skunk, squash, squaw and wigwam. In 1584 Sir Walter Raleigh had despatched the first of a number of expeditions to Roanoke island to explore and eventually settle the New World. Early encounters with the natives were friendly, and, despite the difficulties in communication, the explorers were able to persuade "two of the savages, being lustie men, whose names were Wanchese and Manteo" to accompany them on the return voyage to London, in order for the English people to report both the conditions of the New World that they had explored and what the usefulness of the territory might be to the English.show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613677447X
  • 9786136774473