Abenaki

Abenaki

The Abenaki are a tribe of Native American and First Nations people. They lived mainly in the New England area.

About Abenaki

The Abenaki (or Abnaki) are a tribe of Native American and First Nations people, one of the Algonquian-speaking peoples of northeastern North America. The Abenaki live in the New England region of the United States and Quebec and the Maritimes of Canada, a region called Wabanaki ("Dawn Land") in the Eastern Algonquian languages. The Abenaki are one of the five members of the Wabanaki Confederacy. "Abenaki" is a linguistic and geographic grouping; historically there was not a strong central authority, but as listed below a large number of smaller bands and tribes who shared many cultural traits. The Abenaki people call themselves Alnobak, meaning "Real People". They also use the autonym Alnanbal, meaning "men". In addition, when compared to the more interior Algonquian peoples, they call themselves Wobanuok, meaning "Easterners". They also refer to themselves as Abenaki or with syncope: Abnaki.

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