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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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Specific official agreements have been reached since with a number of First Nations: Micmac, Huron-Wendat, Montagnais and Abenaki.
He overcame incredible barriers to become the first Montagnais surgeon in Canada and later returned home to help the people in his small village.
The review of the study, commissioned by the Innu Nation, Conseil Des Atikamekw et des Montagnais and Naskapi Band of Quebec was released July 28 (1994).
Finally, with the cold weather coming on and without adequate clothing or supplies to remain on the prairie, the captain of the hunt, Louison Montagnais, called a meeting.
Since these names are held within the Slade ledger of the generalized "Indian Account" some of them could also indicate Montagnais (Innu) people or other ethnicities, requiring further research.
"The Montagnais 'hunting territory' and the fur trade." American Anthropologist 56 (5): 1-59.