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

  • n. A Native American people inhabiting Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec.
  • n. A member of this people.
  • n. The Algonquian language of the Micmac.

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  • n. Alternative form of Mi'kmaq.

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  • n. a member of the Algonquian people inhabiting the Maritime Provinces of Canada
  • n. the Algonquian language of the Micmac


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  • Others have traced it to the Micmac akade, meaning a place where something abounds.

    The Acadian Exiles : a Chronicle of the Land of Evangeline

  • "Micmac" Indians, for Prof. Lee has spent his enforced leisure in putting in anthropometric work among them, inducing braves, squaws and papooses of both sexes to mount the trunk that served as a measuring block and go through the ordeal of having their height, standing and sitting, stretch of arms, various diameters of head and peculiarities of the physiognomy taken down.

    Bowdoin Boys in Labrador An Account of the Bowdoin College Scientific Expedition to Labrador led by Prof. Leslie A. Lee of the Biological Department

  • [Footnote: This word (Acadia) has sometimes been traced to the Micmac akade, which, appended to place-names, signifies an abundance of something.

    The Founder of New France : A chronicle of Champlain

  • The Micmac called themselves megumawaach ` perfect men 'and migmac ` allies'; the Maliseet called them micmac ` porcupine people 'and mi k'am in Maliseet meant both "Micmac" and

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIX No 2

  • My experiences with the Lakota, Ojibwa, Cree, Crow, Cheyenne, and Micmac medicine traditions taught that you must sincerely pray and often fast before knowing whether you should seek a vision.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • “There is no Indian,” said a Micmac chief, “who does not consider himself infinitely more happy and more powerful than the French.”

    The Chosen Peoples

  • The Micmac scoffed at the notion of French superiority.

    1491 « Gerry Canavan

  • Ancient Micmac folklore suggested that the extraordinarily high tides in the Bay of Fundy were caused by a mighty whale that splashed its tail into the water with such a force that the water continues to slosh back and forth from the impact, even to this day.

    Atlantic Ocean

  • To be precise, the Montagnais term was originally used instead for the Micmac, not the Inuit.

    A note about 'Inuit' and 'Eskimo'

  • One of the most daring adventurers of all time, Burton was a curious role model for the agoraphobic George, who had managed to wriggle out of every foreign posting he had ever been offered except one eighteen-month stint in Ottawa, during which he learned Micmac.

    Florence of Arabia


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