Abenaki

noun Abe·na·ki \ ˌa-bə-ˈnä-kē \
variants: or less commonly play \ab-ˈnä-kē\

Definition of Abenaki

plural Abenaki or Abenakis also Abnaki or Abnakis
1 :a member of a group of American Indian peoples of northern New England and adjoining parts of Quebec
2 :either of the two Algonquian languages spoken by the Abenaki peoples

Origin and Etymology of abenaki

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


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