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Montagnais catechism
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Jean-Baptiste de la Brosse,
Nehiro-Iriniui aiamihe Massinahigan...

Quebec: Broun and Girmor, 1767.

This work consists of prayers and a catechism in the language of the Montagnais of Quebec. De la Brosse, a Jesuit and an accomplished linguist, taught many Montagnais how to read and write; in the early 19th century, Europeans observed Montagnais writing letters to one another in their native language.

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