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Miigwemin Anishinaabemowin kidwin
We are giving you our Language.

Boozoo Aanii. Gchi nendam wii bizinwiiyaang Anishinaabemowin. Ga Kinoomaago waashi anishinaabemiiyeg. Aabjitoon na waa noongom kidying noondaameg pane.
Welcome, hi! We are very happy that you are listening to us talking our Ojibwe Language. We are teaching how to speak Ojibwe. use what you hear today, always

Gago gach ken
Don't be shy

Naanaag aitwishin kidan miinwaa gaa kidiyaang
Listen to what is said, say what was said, and repeat what you hear

Nogoding miinwaa gego mensengen
once again don't be bashful

Ahaaw, ga maajtaamin
ok we will start

Compiled by:
Language Nest and Anishinaabemowin Naaknigewin, Elder's Steering Committee

Zhaginaashii taagzi

Ojibwe words that sound english

Bezhig maanda kidwin bzindan endaaso giizhigad

Word a Day

001

      1. 001 gimewan - it is raining - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

002

      2. 002 pichi - robin - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

003

      3. 003 mashtaanish - sheep - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

004

      4. 004 ninaatig - Maple tree - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

005

      5. 005 ziizbaakwad - syrup /sugar - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

006

      6. 006 zhaa - goe's: he ~ - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

007

      7. 007 kokbinaagan - basket - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

008

      8. 008 waaboozoo - rabbit - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

009

      9. 009 aakozi - Sick: is ~ - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

010

      10. 010 biisibiisaa - Sprinkling - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

011

      11. 011 aazhigo - Already, Before - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

012

      12. 012 neyaab - PollyKeeshig-Tobias

013

      13. 013 nimkiikaa - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

014

      14. 014 waasamowin - PollyKeeshig-Tobias

015

      15. 015 ngamo - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

016

      16. 016 zhoonyaa - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

017

      17. 017 gookoosh - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

018

      18. 018 waabanong - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

019

      19. 019 besha - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

020

      20. 020 waaban - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

021

      21. 021 zaawaa - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

022

      22. 022 ki - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

023

      23. 023 wiiya - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

024

      24. 024 znagad - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

025

      25. 025 aniish - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

026

      26. 026 niiskaadad - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

027

      27. 027 gaazhag - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

028

      28. 028 baamaapii - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

029

      29. 029 wiikwedon - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

030

      30. 030 ganabaj - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

031

      31. 031 miinwaa - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

032

      32. 032 mshiikenh - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

033

      33. 033 gegaa - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

034

      34. 034 wan - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

035

      35. 035 dewkwe - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

036

      36. 036 bezhwaabik - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

037

      37. 037 wiingash - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

038

      38. 038 mdaaswaak - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

039

      39. 039 mashkodewashk - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

040

      40. 040 gash - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

041

      41. 041 eshkam - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

042

      42. 042 mshkikii - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

043

      43. 043 giigido - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

044

      44. 044 wiikenh - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

045

      45. 045 zid - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

046

      46. 046 iidok - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

047

      47. 047 mpin - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

048

      48. 048 giizhik - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

049

      49. 049 gidaabik - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

050

      50. 050 aamoo - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

051

      51. 051 gashknaabaagwe - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

052

      52. 052 giishkwe - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

053

      53. 053 zaawizi - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

054

      54. 054 jiinaag - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

055

      55. 055 mik - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

056

      56. 056 bangii - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

057

      57. 057 bizhiki - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

058

      58. 058 mshi - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

059

      59. 059 sin - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

060

      60. 060 gayii - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

061

      61. 061 biinish - Pollt Keeshig-Tobias

Jina G'anishinaabemtaadmin

We'll talk Ojibwe for a little bit

Previous Sentence a Week

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      62. it is really difficult - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

02

      63. I lost one tooth - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

03

      64. speak slowly - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

04

      65. that, over there, bring it - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

05

      66. who would you like to speak to - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

06

      67. in a hurry - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

07

      68. i will wait - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

08

      69. you are really slow - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

09

      70. that's a pity - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

10

      71. nice to meet you - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

11

      72. we walked all day - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

12

      73. I'm finished come and eat - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

13

      74. I'm finished come and eat - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

14

      75. Can I go with you - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

15

      76. Get in the car - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

16

      77. Let's go outside - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

17

      78. who are you talking about - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

18

      79. 18 what are you working on

19

      80. I will see you tomorrow - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

20

      81. I really must go - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

21

      82. hand me a pencil - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

22

      83. how much is it worth - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

23

      84. my daughter went with me - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

24

      85. maybe it will rain this afternoon - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

25

      86. what is it called - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

26

      87. it's almost ten o'clock - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

27

      88. is he arriving tomorrow - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

28

      89. I'm going to the bank this evening - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

29

      90. I'm not working tomorrow - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

30

      91. I will not come this afternoon - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

31

      92. help me clean - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

32

      93. do you want to chew gum? - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

33

      94. how are you? - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

34

      95. get up, you will be late - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

35

      96. come, get ready for bed - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

36

      97. ok, but its still early - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

37

      98. put it in your bedroom - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

38

      99. what time is it? - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

39

      100. turn off the water - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

40

      101. can you help me? - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

41

      102. bring the chair, put it outside - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

42

      103. the children are playing ball - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

43

      104. there is all kinds of food on the table - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

44

      105. where are you going? - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

45

      106. come here I'm going to kiss you - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

46

      107. ok, I'll come with you - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

47

      108. it's my mother's birthday - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

48

      109. oh my, it's getting late - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

49

      110. let's all play pig - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

50

      111. yes, it certainly is a nice day - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

51

      112. i'm going to the dance this evening - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

52

      113. i woke early this morning - Polly Keeshig-Tobias

 

Kidwinesan

Anishinaabemowin, the ojibwe language uses only 19 letters of the 26 in the English alphabet

There are long vowels and short vowels

Mii iw nakw entaagwak. (that is the sound these make)
 

Vowels Sounds

* these syllabes are very scarce

Vowels 2

There are no sounds in the Ojibwe language for these letters

f, l, q, r, u, v, x