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Passamaquoddy

[pas-uh-muh-kwod-ee] /ˌpæs ə məˈkwɒd i/
noun, plural Passamaquoddies (especially collectively) Passamaquoddy for 1.
1.
a member of a small tribe of North American Indians formerly of coastal Maine and New Brunswick and now living in Maine.
2.
the Eastern Algonquian language of the Passamaquoddy, mutually intelligible with Malecite.
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Word Origin and History for Passamaquoddy

Indian tribe of southeast Maine, from Micmac, literally "place where pollack are plentiful," or else, if it originally is a tribal name, "those of the place of many pollack."

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Encyclopedia Article for Passamaquoddy

Algonquian-speaking North American Indians who lived on Passamaquoddy Bay, the St. Croix River, and Schoodic Lake on the boundary between what are now Maine, U.S., and New Brunswick, Can

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