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Abenaki

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noun Abe·na·ki \ˌa-bə-ˈnä-kē\

Definition of Abenaki

plural Abenaki or Abenakis also Abnaki or Abnakis

  1. 1 :  a member of a group of American Indian peoples of northern New England and adjoining parts of Quebec

  2. 2 :  either of the two Algonquian languages spoken by the Abenaki peoples



Variants of abenaki

also Abnaki play \ab-ˈnä-kē\

Origin of abenaki

Eastern Abenaki wαpánahki, Western Abenaki wǫbanakii, literally, dawn land people, easterners


First Known Use: 1721


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