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Micmac

[mik-mak] /ˈmɪk mæk/
noun, plural Micmacs (especially collectively) Micmac for 1.
1.
a member of a North American Indian people now living mostly in Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.
2.
the Algonquian language of these people.
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  • Micmac's charge at first was one pound for a trip of twenty-four miles on the "Arm of Gold;" cheap enough.

    Acadia Frederic S. Cozzens
  • The name (of Micmac origin) is said to mean simply “red men.”

  • Micmac John rose like a flash and struck Bob a stinging blow on the face.

    Ungava Bob Dillon Wallace
  • "More o' Micmac John's work," commented Dick as he kicked the ashes.

    Ungava Bob Dillon Wallace
  • Micmac, too, became friendly, inferring with the instinct of his race that Ford was an object to be guarded.

    The Wild Olive Basil King
  • What Micmac said about the Nascaupees disturbed him not a little.

    Ungava Bob Dillon Wallace
  • Micmac sagamore; became a convert to Christianity in extreme old age.

  • He believed that Micmac John was like every other man he knew and was a good neighbour.

    Ungava Bob Dillon Wallace
  • The threat had its effect: in a few minutes our boat ran bows-on up the clear pebbled beach before the Micmac camp.

    Acadia Frederic S. Cozzens
  • Then they found the bag that Micmac John had left there with the fur in it.

    Ungava Bob Dillon Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for Micmac

Micmac

/ˈmɪkmæk/
noun
1.
(pl) -macs, -mac. a member of a North American Indian people formerly living in the Maritime Provinces of Canada
2.
the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
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Word Origin and History for Micmac

Algonquian tribe of the Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland, by 1776, from mi:kemaw, a native name said to mean literally "allies."

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