Algonquins of Canada

People Group Info

Total Population: 1,415

ROP3 Code: 100227
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: North American Peoples
People Cluster: North American Indigenous
Language: Algonquin - (alq)
Religion: Ethnic Religions
Country of Origin: Canada

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Majority Located Where

  Maniwaki, QC - 1,415

They live in nine communities in Quebec and one in Ontario.

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Brief Profile

The Algonquins are indigenous inhabitants of North America who speak the Algonquin language, a divergent dialect of the Ojibwe language (a Chippewa people group), which is part of the Algonquian language family. Along with Algonquin, they also speak English and/or French.

The Indians who lived around the Chesapeake Bay spoke three totally different languages as well as multiple dialects. Most of the tribes spoke Algonquian languages, but others spoke Siouan and Iroquoian languages.

Traditionally, the Algonquins were practitioners of Midewiwin (the right path). They believed they were surrounded by many manitòk or spirits in the natural world. French missionaries converted many Algonquins to Catholicism in the 17th and 18th centuries. Today, many of the people practice traditional Midewiwin or a syncretic merging of Christianity and Midewiwin.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that God will awaken the hearts of Algonquins in North America to things spiritual.
  • Ask God to send evangelical Christians to become friends with Algonquins and through word and deed reveal an alternative lifestyle that is filled with a living relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Entreat the Lord Jesus to help Algonquins understand and receive the message of hope through Jesus Christ.


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