1. Word forms: plural ˌAbeˈnaki a member of a group of E Algonquian peoples living mainly in Maine and S Quebec
a. any of the languages spoken by these peoples, esp. Eastern Abenaki or Western Abenaki
b. these languages as a group
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Word origin of 'Abenaki'NAmFr Abénaki < E Abenaki wαpánahki, lit., easterner