“Abenaki” is a linguistic and geographic grouping. Historically there was not a strong central authority, but as listed below a large number of smaller bands and tribes who shared many cultural traits.
The Abenaki (Abnaki, Wabanaki, Waponahki) are a tribe of Native American and First Nations people, one of the Algonquian-speaking peoples of northeastern North America. The Abenaki live in the New England region of the United States and Quebec and the Maritimes of Canada, a region called Wabanaki (“Dawn Land”) in the Eastern Algonquian languages.
The Abenaki are one of the five members of the Wabanaki Confederacy.
Abenaki: (Abanaki, Abinaki, Abenaqui,Anishinaabe, Anishinabe, Anishinabemowin, Anishinabeg, Anishinabek, Anishnabay)