Mi’kmaq, also spelled Micmac, the largest of the Native American (First Nations) peoples traditionally occupying what are now Canada’s eastern Maritime Provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island) and parts of the present U.S. states of Maine and Massachusetts. 6 дней назад
un micmac (mik-mak): an intrigue, a scheme, or a secret practice with a guilty–or seemingly guilty–aim.
Language: The Mi’kmaq language, Mi’kmawi’simk, is an Algonquian language spoken by 8000 Indians in the Canadian Maritimes (particularly Nova Scotia) and a few US communities in the Northeast.
Mi ‘ kmaq camps were to be found in St. George’s Bay and the Codroy River in the southwest, White Bear Bay and Bay d’Espoir on the island’s south coast, and Bonavista Bay, Gander Bay, and the Bay of Exploits in the northeast. In 1857, Newfoundland census takers recorded Mi ‘ kmaq families in St.
The Micmacs of eastern Canada and the northeastern corner of the United States (who prefer the phonetic spelling Mi’kmaq ) first appeared in their homeland approximately ten thousand years ago. They call the region Mi’kma’ki.
Below are samples of simple conversations with their English translations demonstrating the basic greetings in Mi ‘ kmaq. WikiLang/ Mi ‘ kmaq Lesson 1: Greetings.
|Mi ‘ kmaq text||English translation|
|– Kwe’, welta’si na’ nike’ pekisin. – Kwe’, wela’lin wet-tluen.||– Hello, I’m glad you came. – Hello, thank you for saying that.|
verb (used with object), mim·icked, mim·ick·ing. to imitate or copy in action, speech, etc., often playfully or derisively. to imitate in a servile or unthinking way; ape. to be an imitation of; simulate; resemble closely.
Mi ‘ kmaq or Mi ‘gmac, also called Micmac, is a language spoken by the Aboriginal nation of the same name in Eastern Canada (Quebec (Gaspé peninsula), New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland) and United States (Maine and Massachusetts). Today, Mi ‘ kmaq is written using the Latin alphabet.
Transcript. NARRATOR: Although the community traces its roots back to at least the 1700s, many of its members were assimilated, often through marriage into the Catholic church, which became the predominant religion of Mi ‘ kmaq people.
The Mi ‘ kmaq National flag has three colors, white, red, and blue, signifying the three divine persons, The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. The cross signifies Christ who was crucified on the Cross. The letters: N,A,M,T are very significant: N – Nin (I or Me) A – Alasotmoinoi (being a Catholic)
The settlers whose descendants became Acadians primarily came from the southwestern and southern regions of France, historically known as Occitania, while some Acadians are also descended from the Indigenous peoples of the region.
Two of the largest band membership reserves in Canada are those of the Six Nations of the Grand River, near Brantford, Ontario, and the Mohawks of Akwesasne, who live near Cornwall, Ontario, in a territory that straddles the borders of Ontario, Quebec, and New York.
They lived in small villages of wigwams or lodges, which are houses made of wood and birchbark. A Micmac wigwam was only about the size of a modern camp tent, and Micmac people spent most of their time outside.