A language of Canada
ISO 639-3: abe
||5 (2006 P. Tamburro). Some L1 speakers only passively retain the language and (or) are semi fluent. Ethnic population: 1,800 including Eastern Abnaki in USA (1982 SIL).
||Odanak, Quebec, at Abenaki Reserve, between Montreal and Quebec City.
||Abenaki, Abenaqui, St. Francis
||Algic, Algonquian, Eastern
||Used for source material for linguistic studies and language revival programs. All older adults. At least 3 communities, notably Abenaki Reserve, are attempting to revive the language. Also use French.
||Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1844.