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 (măl′ə-sēt′) or Mal·e·cite (-sīt′)
n. pl. Maliseet or Mal·i·seets or Malecite or Mal·e·cites
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting the St. John River valley in New Brunswick and northeast Maine. The Maliseet helped form the Abenaki confederacy in the mid-1700s.
2. The Algonquian language of the Maliseet.

[From Mi'kmaq malisiit, one who speaks an incomprehensible language.]
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1. (Peoples) a member of a Native Canadian people of New Brunswick and E Quebec
2. (Languages) the Algonquian language of this people
[from Micmac malisiit one speaking an incomprehensible language]
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De plus, dans la foulee de l'Arret Tsilhqot'in, des groupes innus, malecites et micmacs ont egalement reclame a l'ete 2014 un moratoire sur l'exploitation petroliere et gaziere dans le Golfe du Saint-Laurent en pretextant que ces projets violaient leurs droits ancestraux.
The Natural Resources Award was presented to Conseil Malecite de Viger (Fishery), a fishery founded in 2000 by the Malecites of Viger.