12 Facts About Abenaki language


Around 1669, the Abenaki language started to emigrate to Quebec due to conflicts with English colonists and epidemics of new infectious diseases.

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The Abenaki language pushed back the line of white settlement by devastating raids on scattered farmhouses and small villages.

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Third Abenaki language War, called Dummer's War, erupted when the French Jesuit missionary Sebastien Rale encouraged the Abenaki language to halt the spread of Yankee settlements.

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Development of tourism projects has allowed the Canadian Abenaki language to develop a modern economy while preserving their culture and traditions.

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Several Abenaki language companies include: in Wolinak, General Fiberglass Engineering employs a dozen natives, with annual sales of more than $3 million Canadian dollars.

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Many Abenaki language living in Vermont have been assimilated, and only small remnants remained on reservations during and after the French and Indian War.

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The Abenaki language who chose to remain in the United States did not fare as well as their Canadian counterparts.

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Sokoki-St Francis Band of the Abenaki language Nation organized a tribal council in 1976 at Swanton, Vermont.

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Abenaki language had as few as twelve native speakers in 2015, but with recent focus and extra efforts in the Abenaki language community, this number seems to be growing.

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Eastern Abenaki language dialects include Penobscot, Norridgewock, Caniba, Androscoggin, and Pequawket.

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Western Abenaki language dialects are Arsigantegok, Missisquoi, Sokoki, Pennacook, and Odanak.

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Linguists studying Abenaki have called it a language of verbs because of its high degree of inflectional complexity.

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