Passamaquoddy

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Pas·sa·ma·quod·dy

 (păs′ə-mə-kwŏd′ē)
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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The Passamaquoddy tribe of Maine knew they could find fruit at Munnacommuck, "the berry plantation." When evening came and they were hungry for fish, they'd pull their canoes onto the riverbank at Passagassawakeag, the "place for spearing sturgeon by torchlight."