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Vermont Folklife Center
Abenaki is a common generic term for the Native American Indian peoples of northern New England, southeastern Canada, and the Maritimes. These peoples are also known as Wabanaki (Eastern Abenaki – Maine and the Canadian Maritimes) or Wôbanakiak (Western Abenaki – New Hampshire, Vermont, and southeastern Canada). In the Native language Wôbanakiak roughly translates to mean “People of the Dawn.”
Posted with permission from the Vermont Folklife Center.
Bruchac, M. (2006). Malian’s Song – Linguistic Notes and Ethnographic Terms for Abenakis. Vermont Folklife Center, Retrieved from http://repository.upenn.edu/anthro_papers/154
Date Posted: 23 December 2016