[mon-tuh n-yey, mawn-]
- a member of an American Indian people of Quebec and Labrador.
- the Algonquian language of the Montagnais, closely related to Cree.
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Examples from the Web for montagnais
He would strike a Montagnais who would ask for a blanket more than he had cheated him with.
He would cheat the Montagnais of his gifts, and so discontent them with their charge.
And he will have the two Montagnais, who have been his good servants.A Little Girl in Old Quebec
Amanda Millie Douglas
You see all the Montagnais are down here at the settlement 'making their mass.'
They have no priests; they do not come to the coast; and the Montagnais will not mingle with them.
- a member of an Innu people living in Labrador and eastern Quebec
- the Algonquian language of this people
C18: from French: of the mountain, from montagne mountain