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Abenaki

[ uh-ben-uh-kee; English ab-uh-nak-ee, ah-buh-nah-kee ]
/ əˈbɛn ə ki; English ˌæb əˈnæk i, ˌɑ bəˈnɑ ki /
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noun, plural A·be·na·kis, (especially collectively) A·be·na·ki for 1.
a member of a grouping of Indigenous peoples of southern Quebec, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and parts of northern Massachusetts.
any of the Eastern Algonquian languages of the Abenaki peoples.
adjective
of or relating to the Abenaki or their language.
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Also Abnaki .
Also called Wabanaki .

Origin of Abenaki

First recorded in 1690–1700; from French Abenaqui, Abenaki, from Eastern Abenaki (Penobscot ) wapánahki or Western Abenaki wɔ̃banakii, literally, “people of the dawn land, easterners,” a self-designation
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