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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of 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-1700s.
  • noun The Algonquian language of the Maliseet.

Etymologies

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

[From Mi'kmaq malisiit, one who speaks an incomprehensible language.]

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