Maliseet

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Etymology[edit]

From a Mi'kmaq term meaning "broken talkers"—the Mi'kmaq perceived the Maliseet as speaking a broken version of Mi'kmaq.

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Noun[edit]

Maliseet (plural Maliseets or Maliseet)

  1. A member of an Algonquian-speaking Native American people of the Wabanaki Confederacy, indigenous to the Saint John River valley and its tributaries, crossing the borders of New Brunswick and Quebec in Canada, and Maine in the United States.

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Maliseet

  1. The Algonquian language of these people, a dialect of Malecite-Passamaquoddy.