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– Abstract, Malian’s Song – Linguistic Notes and Ethnographic Terms for Abenakis by Margaret Bruchac. 2006.
languageWôbanakiak roughly translates to mean “People of the Dawn.”
Author(s): Marge Bruchac
Publisher: Vermont Folklife Center