|Native to||Canada; United States|
|Region||New Brunswick; Maine|
|Ethnicity||Maliseet people, Passamaquoddy people|
|Native speakers||less than 500 (2012)|
Malecite–Passamaquoddy (also known as Maliseet–Passamaquoddy) is an endangered Algonquian language spoken by the Maliseet and Passamaquoddy peoples along both sides of the border between Maine in the United States and New Brunswick, Canada. The language consists of two major dialects: Malecite, which is mainly spoken in New Brunswick, and Passamaquoddy, spoken mostly in Maine. In both Canada and the U.S., most speakers are older adults. Only 1500 speakers of both dialects combined remain alive. Many younger people cannot speak the language, particularly the Passamaquoddy dialect.
|Plosive||p [p]||t [t]||k [k]
|Fricative||s [s]||h [h]|
|Nasal||m [m]||n [n]|
|Approximant||central||w [w]||y [j]|
|High||i [i] i: [iː]|
|Mid||e [e] e: [eː]||ǝ [ə]||o [o] o: [oː]|
|Low||a [a] a: [aː]|
- "Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Language (Maliseet-Passamaquoddy Language)". Native-languages.org. Retrieved 2010-07-19.
- Raymond G. Gordon, Jr, ed. 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 15th edition. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.
- Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Language at Native Languages
- Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Dictionary from the Mi'kmaq-Maliseet Institute, University of New Brunswick (includes sound files with the pronunciation of the entry words, videos of native speakers' conversations including the entry words, and detailed grammatical charts)
- Chamberlin, Montague (1899). Maliseet Vocabulary. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Cooperative Society).
- Meg Holladay. "Reviving Passamaquoddy: A Community Finds Healing Through Its Own Language". Cultural Survival. Retrieved 2012-08-07.