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Montagnais

[ mon-tuhn-yey, mawn- ]
/ ˌmɒn tənˈyeɪ, ˌmɔ̃- /
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noun, plural Mon·ta·gnais [mon-tuhn-yey, -yeyz, mawn-] /ˌmɒn tənˈyeɪ, -ˈyeɪz, ˌmɔ̃-/ for 1.
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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British Dictionary definitions for Montagnais

Montagnais
/ (ˌmɒntənˈjeɪ) /

noun plural -gnais (jeɪ, jeɪz) or -gnaises (jeɪz)
a member of an Innu people living in Labrador and eastern Quebec
the Algonquian language of this people

Word Origin for Montagnais

C18: from French: of the mountain, from montagne mountain
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