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