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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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