American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A Native American people inhabiting the St. John River valley in New Brunswick and northeast Maine. The Maliseet helped form the Abenaki confederacy in the mid-18th century.
- n. A member of this people.
- n. The Algonquian language of the Maliseet.
- From Micmac malisiit, one who speaks an incomprehensible language. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The first mission teacher among the Maliseet was the Jesuit”
“Maliseet, meaning "A member of a North American Indian people of Quebec, New Brunswick, and Maine.”
“Maliseet, which open with the obtaining of a gold-dropping horse from an old man because of kindness, the loss of it at an inn at the bands of a rascally landlord, and the recovery of the animal through the generous use of a magic cudgel.”
“American forms of the story, -- French-Canadian, Micmac, and Maliseet”
“Frightening robbers under tree (F5): Micmac, Maliseet, Wyandot, Ojibwa”
“In a Maliseet tale (Thompson, 340) the strong hero sets out on his travels with a giant cane that will hold fifty salted cattle.”
“They are in friendly touch with their neighbours, the Passamaquoddy band of the Maliseet.”
“He continued with it until 1794, going then to the neighbouring Etchimin (Maliseet).”
“Father, François Ciquard, to the Penobscot at Oldtown about 1785 For nearly ten years he ministered to them and the Passamaquoddy, when he was transferred to the Maliseet on the Saint John.”
“Except about 100 at Viger, P.Q., the Maliseet are all in New Brunswick, distributed upon small reserves, of which the most important is”
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