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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.]
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(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.
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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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