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Chi Chi Maun Ferry

Q: Our family has a home in Canada on Manitoulin Island. We take the Chi Chi Maun ferry. It is our understanding that Chi Chi Maun means Big Canoe in Ojibway. Do you know if this is true or not?

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A: Yes, "big canoe" is Chi Jiimaan in Ojibwe, which is pronounced chee jee-mawn, and "Chi Chi Maun" is surely a slight Anglicization of those words.

Hope that helps, have a good day!
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