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Ojibwe

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Etymology

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.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /əˈdʒɪbweɪ/

Proper noun

Singular
Ojibwe

Plural
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Ojibwe

  1. A member of a native Algonquin people of central Canada.
  2. 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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