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  Algonquian languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Algonquian (also Algonkian) languages are a subfamily of Native American languages that includes most of the languages in the Algic language family (the two Algic languages that are not Algonquian are Wiyot and Yurok of northwestern California).
The group is sometimes said to have included the extinct Beothuk language of Newfoundland, although evidence is scarce and poorly recorded, and the claim is mainly based on geographic proximity.
Because Algonquian languages were some of the first that Europeans came in contact with in North America, the language family has given many words to English.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Algonquian_language   (715 words)

 Ojibwe language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ojibwe, Ojibwa, Chippewa or Anishinaabemowin (ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᒧᐎᓐ in Eastern Ojibwe syllabics) is the third most commonly spoken Native language in Canada (after Cree and Inuktitut), and the fourth most spoken in North America (behind Navajo, Cree, and Inuktitut).
Ojibwe is an Algonquian language, of the Algic family of languages, and is descended from Proto-Algonquian.
Though Potawatomi was at one time part of the Ojibwe language, due to development of significant enough differences in the language since the contact period, it is now considered a separate language; however, among the Anishinaabeg, many still considers the Potawatomi language (known as Boodewaadamiimowin or Bodéwadmimwin) as a dialect of Anishinaabemowin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ojibwa_language   (3500 words)

 MHS Transactions: Culture Change Among the Northern Ojibwa
To the Ojibwa family, the practise of native usage works to the degree that the parents' observing their children characteristically speaking Ojibwa reinforces their feeling that all is well between them and their children.
The Ojibwa are rigorously autonomous (I have had a full Cree introduced to me as a "white man"), [9] and our subject's rejection of the culture is returned in magnified proportions.
Ojibwa culture is male oriented, inheritance is patrilineal, primary economic roles are filled by men, and leadership is entirely male.
www.mhs.mb.ca /docs/transactions/3/ojibwaculturechange.shtml   (5852 words)

 Ojibwa on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In 1736 the Ojibwa obtained their first foothold E of Lake Superior, and after a series of engagements with the Iroquois, they obtained the peninsula between Lake Huron and Lake Erie.
Traditionally the Ojibwa, except for the Plains Ojibwa, were a fairly sedentary people who depended for food on fishing, hunting (deer), farming (corn and squash), and the gathering of wild rice.
Ojibwa buckskin jacket with beaded decoration is in the collection of the National Museum of the American Indian in Suitland, Maryland.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/O/Ojibwa.asp   (832 words)

The popular name is a corruption of Ojibwa, a name of uncertain etymology, but generally supposed to refer to the "puckered up" appearance of the seam along the front of the tribal moccasin.
The Ojibwa belong to the great Algonquian stock and are closely related to the Ottawa and the Cree.
Although to a certain extent a sedentary people, the Ojibwa were not agricultural, their country being too cold for profitable farming by the rude Indian method, but depended for subsistence upon fishing, hunting, and the gathering of wild rice.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03690a.htm   (1062 words)

 Encyclopedia of North American Indians - - Ojibwa Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Ojibwa language is spoken by the Anishinaabe people, who include the Algonquins and the Nipissings of Quebec and eastern Ontario; the Ojibwas (or Chippewas) of Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Ontario; the Ottawas of the Lake Huron region; and the Saulteaux of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
Ojibwa is not a single standardized language but a chain of linked local varieties, grouped into nearly a dozen dialects.
Speakers of Anishinaabemowin consider their language to be precise, descriptive, and visual, and feel that it is among the greatest treasures of their cultural heritage.
college.hmco.com /history/readerscomp/naind/html/na_026200_ojibwalangua.htm   (724 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
It is significant that the number of sounds recognized by a language, the number of phonemes, varies greatly from language to language, both in their character and quantity.
In modern languages this ancient character of being syllabic, and constructing sentences from fluid elements, is found in northern aboriginal languages, which is interesting also in that it suggests language change is not constant, but slower in remote isolation without human conflict, unchanging way of life, and a constant natural reference.
Ojibwa iss, iz, izo is a verbalizer, reflexive form, indicating action to the self, to one, to another.
www3.sympatico.ca /paabo/uirala/uini.html   (12512 words)

 Untitled Document
Lac Court Oreilles Ojibwa Community College is one of twenty-eight reservation colleges nationwide that have assumed the dual role of preserving Native American language and culture while preparing its youth for success in a modern world.
The result is that the Lac Court Oreilles Ojibwa are unique in the felicitous relationship it enjoys with its neighbors, that has enabled it to avoid the painful clashes with whites such as that which the Lac Du Flambeau Ojibwa, a hundred miles east, have over spearfishing treaty rights each spring.
Ojibwa families were divided into five major clans, each identified with a a particular animal spirit and tribal function.
www.cod.edu /people/faculty/mcgrath/LCO.htm   (2855 words)

 Language Log: Anishinaabemowin
The Ethnologue gives "Ojibwa" the language code oji in ISO 639-2, and applies this code to seven languages listed separately as Chippewa, Central Ojibwa, Eastern Ojibwa, Northwestern Ojibwa, Severn Ojibwa, Western Ojibwa, and Ottawa.
An eighth language of the same subgroup of the Algonquian family, Algonquin, is listed separately, apparently for historical rather than linguistic reasons.
The Encyclopedia of North American Indian's article on the Ojibwa Language, written by John Nichols, is also on line.
itre.cis.upenn.edu /~myl/languagelog/archives/002001.html   (731 words)

 Native Americans: Chippewa Indian Tribe (Ojibway First Nations, Ojibwa, Anishinabe)
Language:: The Ojibwe language--otherwise anglicized as Chippewa, Ojibwa or Ojibway and known to its own speakers as Anishinabe or Anishinaabemowin--is an Algonquian tongue spoken by 50,000 people in the northern United States and southern Canada.
Many linguists also consider the Algonquin language to be an Ojibwe dialect, but it has diverged more and is difficult for Western Ojibwe speakers to understand.
On the whole Ojibwe is among the heartiest of North American languages, with many children being raised to speak it as a native language.
www.native-languages.org /chippewa.htm   (1218 words)

During the historic period the Ojibwa, Potawatomi and the Odawa formed a loose confederacy known as the Council of the Three Fires.
Ojibwa women are particularly noted for their magnificent beadwork.
The Mi'kmaq language is part of the Algonquian language family, and its ancestral language is Proto-Algonquian.
www.shannonthunderbird.com /tribal_lifestyle.htm   (2593 words)

 Ojibwa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
To end any confusion, the Ojibwa and Chippewa are not only the same tribe, but the same word pronounced a little differently due to accent.
Ojibwa is used in Canada, although Ojibwa west of Lake Winnipeg are sometime referred to as the Saulteaux.
This is not meant to include a complete dictionary or tutorial to learn the language, or to be the final word on cultural issues but it will be a pleasant and interesting introduction.
www.twingroves.district96.k12.il.us /NativeAmericans/Ojibwa.html   (289 words)

 Aboriginal Studies Program at U of T
Ojibwa Language II Further study of the Ojibwa language with emphasis on speaking and writing.
The interplay of pronunciation, grammar, semantics, and discourse with rituals, ideologies, and constructions of social meaning and worldview are discussed in tandem with the traditional branches of linguistic analysis-phonology, morphology, grammar, syntax, and semantics.
The focus of the course is on de-colonizing the mind by understanding the politics of colonization, de-universalizing language and language politics, examining politics and traditions and the practice of speaking out, and challenging colonized culture and suppression agencies.
www.utoronto.ca /abs/new/courses.html   (3041 words)

 C. F. Voegelin Papers, 1934-1970
Languages of the Blackfoot, Delaware, Ojibwa, Pottowatomi, Seneca, and Shawnee are represented.
Contents of the Blackfoot and Ojibwa notebooks were described in detail by Richard A. Rhodes, Department of Linguistics at the University of California-Berkeley, in 1988.
Blackfoot and Ojibwa notebooks are arranged in the order of Rhodes' list, a photocopy of which is filed in the first Blackfoot folder.
www.amphilsoc.org /library/mole/v/voegelin.htm   (2400 words)

 The history of Canadian syllabics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Evans himself was becoming familiar with the local languages, and wrote in Ojibwa, and in 1830 was preaching sermons in the local Ojibwa language.
As the Ojibwa were being taught both in English and in their own tongue, it was confusing for them to use the same script, especially as English.
Evans determined that the language had 36 principal sounds and a few affixes for which he adapted a syllabic writing system he originally devised for Ojibway, of nine basic shapes which when rotated on their axis could be used to represent each syllable.
www.mirabilis.ca /archives/000402.html   (348 words)

 Ojibway Culture and History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Schoolcraft was himself part Ojibwa and was the Ojibwa Indian agent at Sault St. Marie, Michigan from 1822 to 1841.
The Ojibway (Ojibwa,Ojibwe) language is spoken in the southern portions of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario, and northern areas of MN, MI and WI.
The Algonquian Language Family originally extended NE of a line from North Carolina to the Great Lakes excluding upstate NY and southern Ontario, and the Ohio Valley.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Acropolis/5579/ojibwa.html   (3134 words)

 How we think - Sametz Blackstone Associates
There he learned the language of the indigenous people, the Ojibwa (also known as Chippewa), and by 1830 he preached sermons in their native language.
Evans determined that the Ojibwa language could be represented with just nine sounds.
During an era when most indigenous populations were destroyed or assimilated, their cultures suppressed or marginalized, Evan's written system for the Cree language invigorated its native-speaking population, helping them to preserve their heritage.
www.sametz.com /html/how/articles/invigorate.shtml   (602 words)

 NMU Department of Languages Course Descriptions
FR 101 is an introduction to the French language and cultures of the people who speak it.
GR 101 is an introduction to the German language and cultures of the people who speak it.
SN 101 is an introduction to the Spanish language and cultures of the people who speak it.
www.nmu.edu /languages/CORDIS.HTM   (2647 words)

 The Rosetta Project: the 1000 language archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Ojibwa, Western texts are available in the categories below.
A brief language description provided courtesy of the Summer Institute of Linguistics.
Send a message to a language specialist or native speaker who might be able to review or contribute materials.
www.rosettaproject.org /live/search/detailedlanguagerecord?ethnocode=OJI   (100 words)

 NativeTech: Ojibwe Culture, Arts, History , Language & People   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The people are descended from members of the Ottawa, Ojibwa, and Potawatomi Nations who lived in the area at different times in the past.
This is not meant to include a complete dictionary or tutorial to learn the language, or to be the final word on cultural issues but I hope it will be a pleasant and interesting introduction.
Established in 1985, MANL promotes Native languages retention by stimulating awareness of the importance of Native languages to cultural development.
www.nativetech.org /shinob   (4239 words)

 Family Preservation Project
Description: Basic linguistic structures of the Ojibwa Language will be introduced in order to enhance the overall conceptual view of Ojibwe social systems and worldview.
Students will be able to analyze the social factors surrounding language loss and its importance to Ojibwe families and communities.
Identify the main determinants of impact language loss and the effect it has had on the Ojibwe community.
www.d.umn.edu /sw/aminp/FamilyPreservationProject/Anishinaabemowin/LanguageOne.htm   (470 words)

 Ethnologue report for language code:otw
All Ojibwa first-language speakers in Canada: 25,885 (1998 Statistics Canada).
Total of 35,000 in all Ojibwa, Chippewa, and Ottawa in Canada and USA (1999 C. Fiero).
Concerted effort via language teaching in public schools and other efforts to reverse the decline.
www.ethnologue.com /show_language.asp?code=otw   (195 words)

 Ojibwe Language and the Ojibwe Indian Tribe (Chippewa, Ojibway, Ojibwa, Ojibwemowin)
Ojibwe Language and the Ojibwe Indian Tribe (Chippewa, Ojibway, Ojibwa, Ojibwemowin)
Language:: Ojibwe--otherwise anglicized as Chippewa, Ojibwa or Ojibway and known to its own speakers as Anishinabe or Anishinaabemowin--is an Algonquian language spoken by 50,000 people in the northern United States and southern Canada.
On the whole Ojibwe is among the healthiest of North American languages, with many children being raised to speak it as a native language.
www.native-languages.org /ojibwe.htm   (891 words)

 clinton / glossary / b   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Baraga devoted himself to studying the language of the natives, producing a dictionary and grammar book of the Ojibwa language in 1837.
The English-Ojibwa Dictionary (Detroit 1853) is valuable as the historic document of the extinct language.
His great knowledge of the Indians, especially of the Ottawa and Ojibwa tribes living on the shores of the Great Lakes, their language and customs, and their way of life which he described in several books, echoed throughout the United States of the time and Europe and, of course, at home.
www.uvi.si /clinton/eng/cl_gl_b.html   (311 words)

 Ojibwe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The first textbook is very strong on the integration of some basic language materials with the annualcycle of activities in traditional and contemporary Ojibwe society.
Language is the Severn Ojibwe (Oji-Cree) dialect of northern Ontario.
Nichol's textual apparatus is comprehensive and of immense value to language learners, though you will need a grammar to understand all of the grammatical codes (A good starting place is theintroduction to Nichols and Nyholm 1995).
linguistics.buffalo.edu /ssila/learning/ojibwe.htm   (2370 words)

 Native Americans:Historic:The Illinois:Identity
When one speaks the word "Ilinois," it is as if one said in their language, "the men," --As if the other Savages were looked upon by them merely as animals.
The Illinois or Illiniwek Nation consisted of several independent American Indian tribes that spoke a common language, had similar ways of life, and shared a large territory in the central Mississippi River valley.
In the Ojibwa language, ilinwek is a plural form of ilinwe.
www.museum.state.il.us /muslink/nat_amer/post/htmls/il_id.html   (245 words)

 Ethnologue report for Canada
Of those, 85 are living languages and 4 are extinct.
Québécois is in Quebec, Franco-Ontariens in Ontario, Acadian is in Caraquet, Shippagan, the east coast of New Brunswick, pockets in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Dialects: The theory that it was an Algonquian language is not accepted by all Algonquianists.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Canada   (2523 words)

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