Abenaki

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French abénaqui, either from Montagnais ouabanākionek (people of the eastern country)[1] or from the Western Abenaki autonym Wôbanaki or an Eastern Abenaki/Penobscot cognate of the same,[2][3] from Algonquin. Ultimately a compound word meaning "people of the east" or "people of the dawn-land", from Proto-Algonquian *wa·panki (dawn) + *askyi (land).

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌæbəˈnæ.ki/, /ˌɑbəˈnɑki/
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Abenaki

  1. An Algonquian First People from northeastern North America, mainly Maine and Quebec. [early 18th century][1]
    • 2000, Jan Albers, Hands on the Land: A History of the Vermont Landscape, MIT Press, →ISBN, page 57:
      The Abenaki could also be brave warriors, but like most hunter-gatherers they probably did not go looking for trouble.
  2. A complex of Eastern Algonquian lects, originally spoken in what is now Maine, and Quebec, divided into Western Abenaki and Eastern Abenaki (Penobscot). [early 20th century][1]
  3. (in particular) The Western Abenaki language.

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Abenaki (plural Abenakis or Abenaki)

  1. A member of this Algonquian First People. [early 18th century][1]

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Abenaki (not comparable)

  1. Related or pertaining to the Abenaki people or language. [early 19th century][1]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Lesley Brown, editor, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1933, published 2003, →ISBN, page 3
  2. ^ Abenaki” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  3. ^ Douglas Harper, “Abenaki”, in Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2021.

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