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n. pl. Montagnais
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting an extensive area in Quebec and Labrador.
2. The Algonquian language of the Montagnais and Naskapi.

[Canadian French, from French montagne, mountain; see Montagnard.]
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n, pl -gnais (jeɪ; jeɪz) or -gnaises (jeɪz)
1. (Peoples) a member of an Innu people living in Labrador and eastern Quebec
2. (Languages) the Algonquian language of this people
[C18: from French: of the mountain, from montagne mountain]
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She began keeping a diary in Innu-aimun as a way of preparing herself for speeches, court appearances, and interviews, and her diaries have been translated into English here.
And what if the stories could have been related in the true first languages of the authors--Wendat, Innu-aimun, Cree or Algonquin?
Montague's father, John, was fluent in Innu-aimun. The book also makes a significant contribution through three appendices that provide information on trapping: daily activities, necessary supplies, including "a few candies," and tilts.
Message Sticks provides a rare and welcome glimpse into the Innu-aimun language and way of life through the poetry of Josephine Bacon.
Aboriginal music, mostly Quebec musicians, mostly singing in Innu-aimun
Innu people usually speak French and almost all of them speak their own Innu language which they call Innu-aimun.
The other women acquiesced and all tagged behind me, cackling and babbling in Innu-aimun. Every so often, they would pile up and trip on the heels of my clumsy bear paw snowshoe tracks.
With the cooperation between Innu and Inuit students, the Innu language, Innu-aimun, also began to be used in performance with English and Inuktitut, rendering the works of Innuinuit Theatre Company trilingual.
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August 2 - 5, 2012 Festival Innu Nikamu Mani-utenam, Quebec (near Sept-Iles) Aboriginal music, mostly Quebec musicians, mostly singing in Innu-aimun 1-877-927-2909 or 418-927-2576
In Innu-aimun it means "rocks coming off." And while one might forgive Wallace and Hubbard as simply creatures of their time, when the commonly held belief was that the land was unnamed because there was no name on a map, it seems difficult to understand the Geographic Names Board's decision to use the name "Kipling"--a name synonymous with empire and colonialism for so many.