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Anicinabe First Nation (Anicinābe)

"Anicinabe" is an endonym of the Algonquin people (their self-designation, or the name they call themselves in their own language.) This name literally means "original people" or "true people." Since many Algonquins use "Anicinabe" to refer to Native Americans in general, not only to their own tribe, the outside term "Algonquin" is still heavily used in Algonquin communities.

Different spellings of the name "Anicinabe" include Anicinābe, Anicināpe, Anicinape, Anicinābek, and Anicinabek. (The forms ending in "k" are plurals.)

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Here are links to our webpages about the Anicinabe tribe and language:

 Anicinabe Algonquins
 Algonquin tribes
 Algonquin translation
 Algonquian language
 Canadian First Nations people

Here are links to more Internet resources about the Anicinabe Algonquins:
 Map of Great Lakes Anicinabe Tribes
 Wikipedia: Anishinabe
 Anishinaabe Culture

And here are a few good books about the Anicinabes:
 The Algonquins
 Anishinaabe Mino-Bimaadiziwin: The Way of a Good Life
 Life in an Anishinabe Camp

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