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From French Outchibouec, or its source, Ojibwe ojibwe, from o- (“‘ethonymic prefix’”) + jiibw (“‘cooking’”) + abwe (“‘to roast’”), meaning "Those who roast until it puckers," thought to be because of a local habit of puckering their moccasins.
- A member of a native Algonquin people of central Canada.
- Their language, one of a closely related group of languages and dialects of the Algonquian branch of the Algic language family. There are over 51,000 mother-tongue speakers in Canada and the United States.
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