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 (äb-nä′kē, ăb-)
Variant of Abenaki.
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npl -ki or -kis
1. (Peoples) a member of a North American Indian people formerly living in Maine and Quebec
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Abnaki - a member of the Algonquian people of Maine and southern QuebecAbnaki - 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
2.Abnaki - the Algonquian language spoken by the Abnaki and PenobscotAbnaki - the Algonquian language spoken by the Abnaki and Penobscot
Algonquian language, Algonquin, Algonquian - family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains
Adj.1.Abnaki - of or relating to the Abnakis or their language
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