"Androscoggin" was the name of one of the important bands or subgroups of the Abenaki tribe,
located in what is now western Maine and northeastern New Hampshire. They took their name from the
Androscoggin River, which was an English corruption of an Abenaki name meaning "river of rock shelters"
(also rendered "Arosaguntacook.") After the arrival of Europeans, the
Androscoggins merged into other Abenaki and New England Algonquian groups and today there is no
distinct Androscoggin band.