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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.)
Here are links to our webpages about the Anicinabe tribe and language:
Canadian First Nations people
Here are links to more Internet resources about the Anicinabe Algonquins:
Map of Great Lakes Anicinabe Tribes
And here are a few good books about the Anicinabes:
Anishinaabe Mino-Bimaadiziwin: The Way of a Good Life
Life in an Anishinabe Camp
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