A Native American people whose language belongs to the Algonquian family. The Cree are distributed over a vast area in Canada from Alberta to Québec, although in the latter their way of life is under threat from the expansion of a hydroelectric project. In the US the majority of Cree live in the Rocky Boys reservation in Montana. Cree and Ojibwa languages are closely related and are spoken by around 50,000 people.
1. A member of an Algonquian people living in central Canada.
2. The Algonquian language spoken by the Cree people.