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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

Etymologies

From Micmac malisiit, one who speaks an incomprehensible language.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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