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Omamiwinini First Nation

"Omamiwinini" is an alternate name for the Algonquin people. This name literally means "downriver people" in their own language, and was originally used by Algonquin people, especially in what is now Ontario, to differentiate themselves from Nipissing and Ojibwe bands who lived upstream from them. Different spellings of the name "Omamiwinini" include OmÓmiwinini, OmÓmiwininiwak, and Omamiwininiwak. (The forms ending in "k" are plurals.)

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

 Algonquin language
 Algonquins
 Algonquin tribes
 Canada Natives
 Algonquian languages

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

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



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