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Naskapi (N askwapi), North American Indians of Algonquian stock and speech, widespread in small groups throughout the central and southwest parts of Labrador, in Rupert's Land, about Lake Mistassin and other parts of north-east Canada. They were formerly much more numerous, and are evidently in process of extinction. Some are Roman Catholics, but the majority remain pagans and polygamists, living entirely by hunting and fishing, and cultivating no land. In their language, which is a Cree dialect, Naskapi means the "Erect," that is, "Men."