(redirected from Montagnais and Naskapi)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.


n. pl. Innu also In·nus
A member of an Algonquian people comprising the Montagnais and Naskapi.

[Montagnais and Naskapi, people.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


1. (Peoples) a member of an Algonquian people living in Labrador and northern Quebec
2. (Languages) the Algonquian language of this people
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
References in periodicals archive ?
The Montagnais and Naskapi were not the only makers of beaded sealskin souvenirs.
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).
Inuit, Innu (Montagnais and Naskapi), Mi'kmaq and Maliseet were the first Canadian Aboriginal peoples to come into lasting relationships with Europeans.