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Abenaki

also Abnaki, Algonquian people and language of northern New England and eastern Canada, 1721, from French abenaqui, from the people's name, East Abenaki wapanahki, literally "person of the dawn-land," hence "easterners." [Bright]

updated on August 11, 2018

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Definitions of Abenaki from WordNet

Abenaki (n.)
a member of the Algonquian people of Maine and southern Quebec;
Synonyms: Abnaki
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.