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Nehiraw (Nehirowisiw)

"Nehiraw" or "Nehirowisiw" is an alternate name for the Atikamekw tribe. It literally means "Indian" or "Indian person" in the Atikamekw language. Nehirowisiwok is the plural form. Some people in the neighboring Montagnais tribe have also used Nehiraw to refer to themselves, although Innu is the native name much more commonly used by that group.

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

 Algonquian Indians
 Native Americans of the Eastern Woodlands
 Quebec reserves

Here are links to other Internet resources about the Nehiraw:
 Early texts in the Nehiraw-Iriniw language continuum
 Atikamekw Nehirowisiw

And here are a few good books about the Nehiraws:
 It's Like The Legend
 Eci Mikoian
 To Please The Caribou

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