Malecite

Malecite

[mal-uh-sahyt]
noun, plural Malecites (especially collectively) Malecite for 1.
1.
a member of a North American Indian people of southern and western New Brunswick and northern Maine.
2.
the Eastern Algonquian language of the Malecite, mutually intelligible with Passamaquoddy.
Also, Maliseet.
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North American Indians of the Algonquian language family who occupied the Saint John valley in what is now New Brunswick, Can., and the northeastern corner of what is now the U.S. state of Maine. Their language was closely related to that of the Passamaquoddy, and they were members of the Abenaki Confederacy, a group of Algonquian-speaking tribes organized for protection against the Iroquois Confederacy.

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