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n. pl. Passamaquoddy or Pas·sa·ma·quod·dies
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting parts of coastal Maine and New Brunswick along the Bay of Fundy, with present-day populations in eastern Maine. The Passamaquoddy helped form the Abenaki confederacy in the mid-1700s.
2. The Algonquian language of the Passamaquoddy, dialectally related to Malecite.

[Of Micmac origin.]
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Fred Wiseman Abenaki paleoethnobotanist artist, and author, who retired from Louisiana State University and MIT, returning to Vermont to work with the Koasek Abenakis of Newbury, the Passamaquoddies at Indian Township and Pleasant Point, and many others to re-configure a nearly lost northeastern agricultural heritage.
But under a bill the tribe plans to push in January, only Washington County voters would have to approve the plans for the racetrack casino, which the Passamaquoddies say would provide a much-needed economic boost.
Bourque and LaBar focus their book on the Penobscots, Passamaquoddies, Maliseets, and Micmac, who live between the Gulf of St.