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