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Anishinabemowin is the native name used by the Anishinabe peoples to refer to their languages. It literally means "original people's language." Since "Anishinabe" is a general term used by several Algonquian speaking tribes of the Great Lakes and prairie regions, "Anishinabemowin" can sometimes be used to refer to more than one distinct language, such as the Ojibwe, Algonquin, Ottawa, Oji-Cree, or Potawatomi languages. These languages are all related but are not identical, similar to European languages like Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Italian being known as the Romance languages.

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Here are links to our webpages about the Anishinabemowin languages and the people who speak them:

 Algonquian languages
 Northeastern Native Americans

And here are a few good books about Anishinabemowin and the Anishinabe people:
 Ojibwe Dictionary
 Odawa Language and Legends
 Anishinaabe Mino-Bimaadiziwin
 Algonquian Spirit

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