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[ab-nak-ee, -nah-kee]
noun, plural Ab·na·kis, (especially collectively) Ab·na·ki.
  1. Abenaki.
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Historical Examples

  • The Abnaki name of the wild potato or ground-nut was pen, pl.

    The Composition of Indian Geographical Names

    J. Hammond Trumbull

  • The Abnaki Indian called his dog (atié) by a name which the Chippewa gives his horse (oti-un; n'di, my horse).

  • Remained with the Abnaki one year and then removed to district of Tadoussac, where he spent three years among the Montagnais.

British Dictionary definitions for abnaki


  1. plural -ki or -kis a member of a North American Indian people formerly living in Maine and Quebec
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
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