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Words to Describe Our Four-Legged Relations
- The Animals -

Last updated 01/30/2000

Abenaki Words That Describe Animals
English Word Abenaki Word Source Notes
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Bear Awasos Dog People - Jos. Bruchac  
Bear Awehsohs Fanny Hardy Eckstrom The Beast
Bear, Little Awasosis Dog People - Jos. Bruchac  
Bear Woman Awasosqua Dog People - Jos. Bruchac  
Beast Awaas Henry Masta  
Beast, The Great Beast, with the long nose and curly teeth Ktchiawassak Wolfsong The Wooly Mammoth
Beaver Tomakwa Dog People - Jos. Bruchac also spelled Tmakwa, T'mahqueh
Blackbird chog luskw Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Bobcat Pissuh Fanny Hardy Eckstrom  
Bobcat Bezo Laurent/Day  
Caribou Mah-gul-le-boo Fanny Hardy Eckstrom  
Cow ka oz Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Deer Nolka Dog People - Jos. Bruchac  
Dog Almos Henry Masta  
Fisher cat wla nikw Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Fox wokw ses Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Fox Wougwses Henry Masta  
Horse a ses Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Lynx Piciw Fanny Hardy Eckstrom  
Mink Mozbas Henry Masta  
Moose Moos Dog People - Jos. Bruchac also Moz
Moose, Little Moosis Dog People - Jos. Bruchac  
Muskrat Moskwaso Dog People - Jos. Bruchac also Maskwas
Otter wne kikw Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Otter Wnegikw Henry Masta  
Porcupine Kougw Henry Masta  
Rabbit mat guas Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Rabbit Mahtegwas Return of the Sun - Bruchac also Mateguas or Matguas
Rabbit Mahtagwaysoo Fanny Hardy Eckstrom  
Racoon Azeban    
Seal ak ikw Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Skunk Segounkw Henry Masta also spelled Segunki
Squirrel Mikwe Gluskabe Stories - Bruchac also spelled Mikweh
Black Squirrel psa nikw Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Wolf Moulsem Henry Masta  
Wolverine Pezo Henry Masta  
Woodchuck ag askw Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830