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Welcome to our Ojibwe vocabulary page! Ojibwe, also known as Chippewa or Ojibway, is an Algonquian language, related to other languages like Cree and Lenape. We have included twenty basic Ojibwe words here, enough to provide a simple comparison with related American Indian languages. All the nouns are singular and all the verbs are 3rd person singular ("he or she sings") because many indigenous languages don't have a separate infinitive ("to sing") the way English and French do.
|English (Français)||Ojibwe words|
|Eat (Manger)||Miijin or Wiisini|
|Leave (Partir)||Maajaa or Nagazh|
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