A short guide to greeting in the Abenaki language

Kwaï !

The GCNWA team wishes to highlight the importance of perpetuating the Abenaki language with this little guide that will help you discover different types of greetings and their pronunciation.

Did you know that as we write these few lines, there are less than 5 native Abenaki speakers? To perpetuate the language is to perpetuate the memory of our ancestors. It is to be able to understand their stories in their native language, without any discrepancies due to translation. It is to understand the songs, the legends, our millennial link to the Ndakina and more.

We feel that there is a growing interest in learning the Abenaki language and we would like to take this opportunity to share these expressions with you, as we hope that with more visibility, the desire to use it will grow.


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