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This Proto-Algonquian entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.


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From Proto-Algic atk-, ačk- (land, earth), whence (according to Proulx) also Yurok hlkeyom (clay); compare Yurok hlkehl (land, ground, clay, dirt).


*askyi (locative *askinki)

  1. land, soil, ground, earth
    *netaskyi (my land)


  • Plains Algonquian:
    • Cheyenne: ho'e (land, earth (not dirt))
  • Central Algonquian:
  • Eastern Algonquian:
    • Abenaki: aki (land)
    • Massachusett: ohke (land)
    • Mohegan-Pequot: ahki (land, earth, dirt, ground)
    • probably Mahican hkeek (earth, land)
    • Unami: (nt)aki ((my) land)
    • Nanticoke: ahki (earth, land)


  • Paul Proulx, Proto-Algic IV: Nouns, in Studies in Native American Languages VII, volume 17, number 2 (1992): *atkyi
  • Howard Berman, A Restriction on the Shape of Proto-Algonquian Nouns, in the International Journal of American Linguistics, volume 58, number 3 (July 1992), pages 321-323: *axkyi
  • David Costa, The Miami-Illinois Language (→ISBN, 2003), citing Sibert (1941): *axkyi
  • David Costa, New Notes on Miami-Illinois (2008): *askyi