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Maliseet

[ mal-uh-seet ]
/ ˈmæl əˌsit /
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noun plural Ma·li·seets, (especially collectively) Ma·li·seet for 1.
a member of a North American Indian people of southern and western New Brunswick and northern Maine.
the Eastern Algonquian language of the Maliseet, mutually intelligible with Passamaquoddy.
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Also Mal·e·cite [mal-uh-sahyt] /ˈmæl əˌsaɪt/ .

Origin of Maliseet

First recorded in 1740–50; earlier Malecite, from French Malécite, from Mi'kmaq mali⋅sit “he speaks slowly; he speaks unintelligibly”
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How to use Maliseet in a sentence

  • With that end in view he proceeded to Quebec and returned with a supply of powder, lead and ball for his Maliseet warriors.

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British Dictionary definitions for Maliseet

Maliseet
/ (ˈmælɪˌsiːt) /

noun
a member of a Native Canadian people of New Brunswick and E Quebec
the Algonquian language of this people

Word Origin for Maliseet

from Micmac malisiit one speaking an incomprehensible language
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