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 (ä′bə-nä′kē, ăb′ə-năk′ē) or Ab·na·ki (äb-nä′kē, ăb-)
n. pl. Abenaki or Ab·e·na·kis or Abnaki or Ab·na·kis
1. A member of any of various Native American peoples formerly inhabiting northern New England and southeast Canada, with present-day populations in Maine and southern Quebec.
2. Either or both of the two Eastern Algonquian languages of the Abenaki peoples.

[Probably Montagnais wabanăkiwek, dawn land people, Abenaki.]


(ˌæb əˈnæk i, ˌɑ bəˈnɑ ki)

also Abnaki,

n., pl. -kis, (esp. collectively) -ki.
1. a member of a grouping of American Indian peoples of S Quebec and Maine, earlier also of New Hampshire, and in some usages including peoples of the Maritime Provinces.
2. any of the Eastern Algonquian languages of the Abenaki peoples.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Abenaki - a member of the Algonquian people of Maine and southern QuebecAbenaki - a member of the Algonquian people of Maine and southern Quebec
Algonquian, Algonquin - a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast
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Near the conclusion of Dummer's War (1722-27), a solely Anglo-Abenaki conflict, two separate warrior estimates compiled by Massachusetts militia officers indicated a dramatic decline in Abenaki population.
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It is the second CD by the Dawnland Singers, a Native American performance group that was formed in 1993, when they were featured at the Abenaki Cultural Heritage Days in Vermont.
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Only later in life did he learn that his grandfather was an Abenaki Indian, for his family never spoke of this heritage.
Beautiful paintings and detailed illustrations highlight the family lives, hunting traditions, and even transportation methods of the Abenaki and other nations in this region.
Invitations have also been extended to officials of the following First Nations: Abenaki, Algonquin, Atikamekw, Huron, Inuit, Malecite, Micmac, Mohawk, Montagnais, Naskapi, Ojibway and the Cree of Northern Ontario.
In fact, she has retold the stories of her own Abenaki ancestors in Aunt Sarah: Woman of the Dawnland.
The Abenaki people of The Waters Between are closely bound up with the communal life of the tribe.
Thomas Parkhill makes an effort to address the scholarship on Native American religions by focusing on the scholarly version of the Abenaki story of Kluskap and Malsum often attributed to Charles Godfrey Leland.