Abenaki, Western


A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Abenaki, Abenaqui, St. Francis, Western Abnaki

10 in Canada (Golla 2007). Population total all countries: 14.


Quebec, Odanak Reserve on the Saint Francois river.

Language Maps
Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Language Use

At least 3 communities, notably Abenaki Reserve, are attempting to revive the language. Elderly only.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1844.

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Used for source material for linguistic studies and language revival programs.

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