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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 甜心直播 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