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.
A member of a group of E Algonquian peoples living mainly in Maine and S Quebec.
An Algonquian First People from northeastern North America, mainly Maine and Quebec. [early 18th century]
The Abenaki have unique customs.
(in particular) The Western Abenaki language.
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]
Origin of abenaki
- Probably Montagnais wabanăkiwek dawn land people, Abenaki
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition