- (Eastern Abenaki): Abnaki
- (Western Abenaki): Wabnaki
From French abénaqui, from Montagnais ouabanākionek (“people of the eastern country”).
- An Algonquian First People from northeastern North America, mainly Maine and Quebec. [Early 18th century.]
- The Abenaki have unique customs.
- A complex of Eastern Algonquian lects, originally spoken in what is now Maine, and Quebec, divided into Western Abenaki and Eastern Abenaki (Penobscot). [Early 20th century.]
- (in particular) The Western Abenaki language.
- A member of this Algonquian First People. [Early 18th century.]
- Two Abenakis greeted him.
- Collective plural of Abenaki.
Abenaki (not comparable)
- Related to the Abenaki people or language. [Early 19th century.]
- 2003 , Brown, Lesley editor, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, edition 5th, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7, page 3:
- Ethnologue entry for Western Abenaki, abe
- Ethnologue entry for Eastern Abenaki, aaq (Penobscot, extinct)