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Abenaki Words to Describe
People & the Spirit World

Last updated 01/30/2000

Abenaki Words That Describe People & the Spirit World
English Word Abenaki Word Source Notes
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<- PEOPLE & RELATIVES ->
People of the Dawnland Abenaki    
Baby Dzidzis Stories of the Dawnland - Bruchac also spelled Dzidziz
Son N'namoun Henry Masta  
Sister Nidoupso Henry Masta  
Brother Nijia Henry Masta  
Brother Nijia Laurent/Day used by a man
Brother Nidobso Laurent/Day used by a woman
Mother Nigawes Stories of the Dawnland - Bruchac  
Father N'mitougues Henry Masta  
Grandfather N'mahom Henry Masta  
Grandmother Nokemes Henry Masta  
Uncle Nzasis Laurent/Day mother's brother
Elder kchi ia Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Widower sig wit Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Woman Behanem Laurent/Day  
Man Zanoba Laurent/Day  
Manhood sa no ba wo gan Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Female Squa Henry Masta used as a prefix or suffix
Male Nouba Henry Masta used as a prefix
Human Being Alnabe Gluskabe Stories - Bruchac Abenaki People
English Man Pastoni Laurent/Day from Boston
Chief sog mo Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Chief Sougmou Henry Masta  
Storyteller Nudatlogit Faithful Hunter - Jos. Bruchac  
Storyteller, Great Ktsindatlogit Dog People - Jos. Bruchac  
Religious Person po ba tam win no Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Priest Patlihoz Laurent/Day  
<- PERSONAL NAMES ->
Cedar Girl Molodowkskwasis Dog People - Jos. Bruchac  
Lazy One Zazigoda Faithful Hunter - Jos. Bruchac  
Long Tooth Kwaniwibid Dog People - Jos. Bruchac  
Rabbit Stick Mahtegwasabazi Dog People - Jos. Bruchac  
Sweetgrass Girl Walimogwkilskwasis Dog People - Jos. Bruchac  
<- OUR SPIRIT RELATIONS ->
Great Mystery Ktsi Nwaskw Abenaki Cultural Heritage Celebration God, The Creator, The Great Mystery - also spelled Kchinwaskw
Great Mystery Tabaldak Gluskabe Stories - Bruchac The Owner, Our Maker, God, The Creator, The Great Mystery
Great Mystery Gici Niwaskw Laurent/Day  
Abenaki Culture Hero Gluskabe Abenaki Cultural Heritage Celebration also spelled Glooskap, Klooskap
Abenaki Culture Hero Kuloscap Reflections - Tsonakwa as variation of Gluskabe
Abenaki Culture Hero Odzihozo Abenaki Cultural Heritage Celebration The One who gathers himself together
Ghost chi bai Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Medicine Nebizon Henry Masta  
Monster Kiwaskwek Dog People - Jos. Bruchac Cannibal Giant
Power, Evil Madjahando Fanny Hardy Eckstrom  
Power, Magic Medawlinno Faithful Hunter - Jos. Bruchac  
Shaman Mede-oulino Fanny Hardy Eckstrom also M'te-oul-ino
Shaman Medawlinno Laurent/Day  
Witch Pujinkskwes Reflections - Tsonakwa A female with great medicine, sometimes used for mischief.