- pl. -·ki a member of a group of E Algonquian peoples living mainly in Maine and S Quebec
- any of the languages spoken by these peoples, esp. Eastern Abenaki or Western Abenaki
- these languages as a group
Origin of AbenakiNorth American French Abénaki from eastern; English Abenaki w?pánahki, literally , easterner
nounpl. Abenaki, or Ab·e·na·kis or Abnaki or Ab·na·kis
- A member of any of various Native American peoples formerly inhabiting northern New England and southeast Canada, with present-day populations in Maine and southern Quebec.
- Either or both of the two Eastern Algonquian languages of the Abenaki peoples.
Origin of AbenakiProbably Montagnais wabanăkiwek dawn land people, Abenaki
- An Algonquian First People from northeastern North America, mainly Maine and Quebec. [early 18th century]
- The Abenaki have unique customs.
- 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]
- (in particular) The Western Abenaki language.
(plural Abenakis or Abenaki)
- A member of this Algonquian First People. [early 18th century]
- Two Abenakis greeted him.
- Collective plural of Abenaki.
- Related or pertaining to the Abenaki people or language. [early 19th century]