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Wawinak: See Penobscot

"Wawinak" is the name of one of the bands or subgroups of the Penobscot tribe, located in what is now Maine. The name Wawinak (also spelled Wawenock or W˘winak) means "round island" in the Penobscot language. The Wawinak people were hard-hit by European diseases and merged into other Wabanaki groups of Maine, where their descendants still live today.

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

 Penobscot-Abenaki language
 Penobscot tribe
 Penobscot culture
 Wabanaki legends
 Northeastern Woodland
 Algonquian languages

Here are a few good books about the Wawinaks and other Abenaki-Penobscot bands of Maine:
 Norumbega Reconsidered: Mawooshen and the Wawenoc Diaspora
 Twelve Thousand Years: American Indians in Maine
 The Language of Basket Making

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