Ojibwe / oʊ ˈ dʒ ɪ b w eɪ /, also known as Ojibwa / oʊ ˈ dʒ ɪ b w ə /, Ojibway or Otchipwe, is an indigenous language of North America of the Algonquian language family. The language is characterized by a series of dialects that have local names and frequently local writing systems.
Ojibwe language is rich in its use of preverbs, which is a prefix that comes before verbs, nouns, and particles, to provide an additional layer of meaning. In Ojibwe, there are four classes of preverbs ranked in importance by six degrees: class 1—tense, aspect, mode, or syntactic prefix appearing on verbs mode-subordinator:
Chippewa (also known as Southwestern Ojibwa, Ojibwe, Ojibway, or Ojibwemowin) is an Algonquian language spoken from upper Michigan westward to North Dakota in the United States. It represents the southern component of the Ojibwe language. Its ISO-3 designation is "ciw".
The Ojibwe, Ojibwa, Chippewa, or Saulteaux are an Anishinaabe people of southern Canada and the northern Midwestern United States.In the United States, they have the fifth-largest population among Native American peoples, surpassed in number only by the Navajo, Cherokee, Choctaw and Sioux.
Ojibwe is an indigenous language of the Algonquian language family spoken in Canada and the United States in the areas surrounding the Great Lakes, and westward onto the northern plains in both countries, as well as in northeastern Ontario and northwestern Quebec.
About the Ojibwe Language. Ojibwe has been called by many names including Anishinaabemowin, Ojibwe, Ojibway, Ojibwa, Southwestern Chippewa, and Chippewa. It is a Central Algonquian language spoken by the Anishinaabe people throughout much of Canada from Ontario to Manitoba and US border states from Michigan to Montana.
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Individual speakers and speakers from different regions use different words when speaking. Each audio recording is marked with the initials of the Ojibwe speaker. Click on a speaker's initials to go to the speaker's bio page. If an Ojibwe word is particular to a certain region, it will be marked with a region code.
The following resources were indespensible for compiling this Ojibwe language word list: "The Mishomis Book; A Voice of the Ojibway" by Edward Benton-Banai, Produced and distributed by: Indian Country Communications, Inc., Rt. 2, Box 2900-A, Hayward, WI 54843.
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