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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Dictionary

A Passamaquoddy-Maliseet dictionary was released this week.
The dictionary is being presented to the First Nations communities after three decades of work. The project began in the 1970s when organizers of an education program in Maine decided a dictionary was needed to keep the Maliseet language alive.

Members of the First Nations communities on both side of the international border contributed words and definitions. [Link]
You can get a taste of the language here, and pick up the print version at local bookstores.

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