A proposed grouping of North American Indian languages comprising the Muskogean and Algonquian language families and several language isolates of the south-eastern United States, as well as the Yurok and Wiyot languages of California.
The Macro-Algonquian phylum, first hypothesized by Charles and Florence Voegelin, has not yet gained wide acceptance amongst linguists.
1960s; earliest use found in Charles Voegelin (b. 1906). From macro- + Algonquian.