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Aln˘ba: See Abenaki

"Aln˘ba" is an endonym of the Abenaki tribe (that is to say, their name for themselves in their own language.) Its original meaning was "person," but after colonization, it came to specifically mean "Native American." Most Abenaki speakers use the word "Aln˘ba" to refer not only to an Abenaki person but also to members of other Northeastern tribes and sometimes to any Native American person in general. The name is pronounced similar to all-nawm-bah.

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Here are links to our webpages about the Aln˘ba tribe and language:

 Abenaki language
 Abenaki tribe
 Aln˘ba Facts for Kids
 Alnoba stories
 Abenaki words
 Eastern Woodlands tribes
 Algonquian languages

Here are a few good books about the Alnoba people:
 Voice of the Dawn
 The Language of Basket Making



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