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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 June 29

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

 

Week of June 22

Ojibwe: Waabang (waah/bung)
English: Tomorrow

 

Week of June 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

 

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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