Definition of Maliseet in English:

Maliseet

noun

  • 1A member of a North American Indian people of Quebec, New Brunswick, and Maine.

  • 2The eastern Algonquian language of the Maliseet.

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or designating the Maliseet.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From French Malécite and its etymon Micmac mali:sit, lit. ‘one who speaks poorly or incomprehensibly’.

Pronunciation

Maliseet

/ˈmalɪsiːt/