Abenaki

[ab-uh-nak-ee, ah-buh-nah-kee]
noun, plural Abenakis (especially collectively) Abenaki for 1.
1.
a member of a grouping of American Indian peoples of southern Quebec and Maine, earlier also of New Hampshire, Vermont, and northern Massachusetts.
2.
any of the Eastern Algonquian languages of the Abenaki peoples.
Also, Abnaki.
Also called Wabanaki.
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Abenaki
Algonquian-speaking Indians of northern New England and the Maritimes, 1721, from Fr. abenaqui, from E.Abenaki wapanahki, lit. "person of the dawn land."
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Example sentences for abenaki
They also refer to themselves as abenaki or with syncope abnaki.
There are very few native speakers of the original abenaki language still alive.
During the winter, the abenaki lived in small groups further inland.
The abenaki also built long houses similar to those of the iroquois.
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