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Abenaki language instruction
Q: I am a reference librarian at the Manhasset Public
Library in Manhasset, New
York. We have a patron who is interested in
learning the fundamentals of
the Abenaki language. Are there any instructional
materials available? Our
patron is especially interested in an audio format.
Thank you for your help in this matter.
A: There is a good dictionary of Abenaki
available: Gordon Day's two-volume
Western Abenaki dictionary.
I don't know of any Abenaki language learning audio courses for sale, however.
You could try this website,
http://www.abenakination.org/cds.html, where they have some audio recordings of Abenaki
language stories for sale. This might help your patron. Or they could try listening to the
Western Abenaki radio program, which broadcasts Abenaki language
Hope that helps!
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