[ uh-ben-uh-kee; English ab-uh-nak-ee, ah-buh-nah-kee ]

noun,plural A·be·na·kis, (especially collectively) A·be·na·ki for 1.
  1. a member of a grouping of Indigenous peoples of southern Quebec, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and parts of northern Massachusetts.

  2. any of the Eastern Algonquian languages of the Abenaki peoples.

  1. of or relating to the Abenaki or their language.

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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