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Sgem (Sogemo)

"Sgem" is one of several English spellings of the Abenaki word for "chief." The word is pronounced similar to saw-guh-maw, only with the two "" sounds pronounced nasally.

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

 Abenaki language history
 Abenaki words
 Alnobak
 Abenaki Tribe
 Abenaki myths
 Northeast Woodlands
 The Algonquian

Here are a few good books about the Abenaki language and tribe:
 The Language of Basket Making
 Abenaki-English Dictionary
 Voice of the Dawn



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