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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 66 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ABNAKI (" the whitening sky at daybreak," i.e. Easterners), a confederacy of North American Indians of Algonquian stock, 1 By J. E. Harrison, Prolegomena to Greek Religion, p. 493• called Terrateens , by the New England tribes and colonial writers. It included the Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Norridgewock, Malecite and other tribes. It formerly occupied what is now Maine and southern New Brunswick. All the tribes were loyal to the French during the early years of the 18th century, but after the British success in Canada most of them withdrew to St Francis, Canada, subsequently entering into an agreement with the British authorities. The Abnaki now number some 1600. For, details see Handbook of American Indians, edited by F. W. Hodge (Washington, 1907).
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ABNER (Hebrew for "father of [or is a] light ")

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