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Anishinaabe

Anishinaabe is the name several Algonquian-speaking Native American tribes of Canada and the northern United States use to refer to themselves. It is used by the Ojibwe/Chippewa tribes, the Algonquin, the Ottawa, the Mississauga and Nipissing, and some Oji-Cree and Potawatomi people. The name Anishinaabe (also spelled Anishinaabe) means "original people" or "true people," and is commonly used by members of these tribes to refer to all of them, or even to all Native American people in general. For this reason the word Anishinaabe is often used together with specific tribal names, such as "Algonquin Anishinaabe" or "White Earth Anishinaabe."

The traditional plural form of this word end in "g" or "k" (depending on the particular language being spoken), Anishinaabek or Anishinaabeg. In English, some people today can be heard using the anglicized plural Anishinaabes.


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Here are links to our webpages about the Anishinaabe tribes and languages:

 Algonquian languages
 Anishinaabe words
 Anishinaabe culture
 Ojibwe people
 Algonquin people
 Ottawa people
 Woodlands Indians

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

Here are a few good books about Anishinaabe culture and history:
 Voices of the Anishinaabe People
 Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists
 Anishinaabe Mino-Bimaadiziwin: The Way of a Good Life
 Life in an Anishinaabe Camp



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