Maliseet

Maliseet

[mal-uh-seet]
noun
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Maliseet (ˈmælɪˌsiːt)
 
n
1.  a member of a Native Canadian people of New Brunswick and E Quebec
2.  the Algonquian language of this people
 
[from Micmac malisiit one speaking an incomprehensible language]

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maliseet

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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