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Ojibwe Word of the Week

​The United Nations has proclaimed 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages. 

In recognition of this, until the end of 2019 LRSD will be releasing an Ojibwe word of the week.

Take a look at all the words below.

Week of December 16

Ojibwe: Mino-gichi-anama/egiizhigan 
(Min/no – gi/chi-ah/na/meh/ah/eh/gay/zhi/gun)
English: Merry Christmas

 

Week of December 9

Ojibwe: Miigiwewin (mee/gee/way/win)
English: Gift

 

Week of December 2

Ojibwe: Mizise (meh/zi/sey)
English: Turkey

 

Week of November 25

Ojibwe: Waagosh (wah/gosh)
English: Fox

 

Week of November 18

Ojibwe: Biboon (bi/boon)
English: Winter

 

Week of November 11

Ojibwe: Waabooz (wah/booz)
English: Rabbit

 

Week of November 4

Ojibwe: Awesiwag (ah/weh/see/wahk)
English: Animals

 

Week of October 28

Ojibwe: Waawaate (wah/wah/tay)
English: Northern lights

 

Week of October 21

Ojibwe: Anang (a/nung)
English: Star

 

Week of October 14

Ojibwe: Giizis (g/ee/zis)
English: Sun

 

Week of October 7

Ojibwe: Dibiki-giizis (di/bi/key/gee/zis)
English: Moon

 

Week of September 30

Ojibwe: Dagwaagin (daa/gwah/gun)
English: Fall

 

Week of September 23

Ojibwe: Nibi (ni/bi)
English: Water

 

Week of September 16

Ojibwe: Mitig (meg/tig)
English: Tree

Week of September 9

Ojibwe: Asin (ah/sin)
English: Rock

Week of September 2

Ojibwe: Aki (ah/keh)
English: Earth

Week of August 26

Ojibwe: Miigwech (meeg/wech)
English: Thank you

Week of August 19

Ojibwe: Boozhoo (boo/zhoo)
English: Hello

Week of August 12

Ojibwe: Namadabin (nah/mah/dah/bin)
English: You sit

Week of August 5

Ojibwe: Niibawin (knee/buh/win)
English: You stand

Week of July 29

Ojibwe: Biiginaago (bee/gin/ago)
English: Yesterday

 

Week of July 22

Ojibwe: Waabang (waah/bung)
English: Tomorrow

 

Week of July 15

Ojibwe: Noongom (noon/gum)
English: Today

 

Week of July 8

Ojibwe: Anishanaabemowin (uh/nish/uhnawe/beh/mo/win)
English: Ojibwe language

 

Week of July 1

Ojibwe: Ziigwan (zee/gwan)
English: Spring

 

Week of June 24

Ojibwe: Mazina’igan (ma/zi/nay/e/gun)
English: Paper Book

 

Week of June 17

Ojibwe: Ozhibii’iganaak (o/zhee/be/gun/nuck)
English: Pen/Pencil

 

Week of June 10

Ojibwe: Giginoo'amaagan (gi/gi/new/a/mah/gun)
English: Student

 

Week of June 3

Ojibwe: Niibin (knee/bin)
English: Summer

 

Week of May 27

Ojibwe: Giginoo’amaagamik (gi/gi/new/amaa/guy/ga/mik)
English: School

 

Week of May 20

Ojibwe: Niwiijiiwaagan (ni/we/jee/wah/gun) 
English: My friend.

 

Week of May 13

Ojibwe: Nisaye (ni/sigh/yay)
E
nglish: Older brother

 

Week of May 6

Ojibwe: Nishiime (ni/she/meh)
E
nglish: Younger brother/sister

 

Week of April 29

Ojibwe: Nimise
E
nglish: Older sister (ney/mi/say)

 

Week of April 22

Ojibwe: Nimishoomis (neh/meh/shoe/miss) or Mishoom (meh/shoom) 
E
nglish: My grandfather

 

Week of April 15

Ojibwe: Nookomis (know/come/miss) or Gookom (koo/come)
E
nglish: My grandmother

 

Week of April 8

Ojibwe: Nimbaabaa (nim/baa/baa) or Nindede (nin/dey/dey)
E
nglish: My father

 

Week of April 1

Ojibwe: Nimama (knee/ma/ma)
E
nglish: My mother

 

Week of March 18

Ojibwe: Abinoojii (a/bin/knoo/jee)
E
nglish: Child

 

Week of March 11

Ojibwe: Giin (geen)
E
nglish: You

 


 
 
 
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