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Abitibi (Abitibiwinni)

"Abitibi" is the historical name of one of the First Nations bands of Canada, made up primarily of Algonquin, Cree, and Ojibway people. The name Abitibi name comes from an Algonquin place name meaning "middle waters." Traditional Abitibi territory is located on the border between Quebec and Ontario, and in 1972, the Abitibi tribe was split into two bands, one in Quebec and the other in Ontario. The Quebec band is known as Abitibiwinni today ("Abitibi people"), while the Ontario band is known as Wahgoshig (which means "Little Fox.") The Abitibi Algonquins speak a Northern Algonquin dialect.

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Here are links to our webpages about the Abitibi tribe and language:

 Algonquin language
 Abitibi Algonquins
 Algonquin Indians
 Algonquin pronunciation
 Algonquian language family
 Quebec Native Americans

Here are links to more Internet resources about the Abitibi Algonquins:
 Abitibiwinni First Nation
 Wahgoshig First Nation
 Abitibi Tribe History
 Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation Tribal Council: Abitiwinni

And here are a few good books related to the Abitibis:
 The Algonquins
 Eci Mikoian
 Algonquian Spirit



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