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.
The Mikmaqs were good at fishing and hunting large game like caribou and moose. Micmac men also went to sea to harpoon seals, walrus, and even whales. Other foods in the Micmac diet included berries, squash, and maple syrup made from tree sap.
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.
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.
Because it is plural, the word Mi ‘ kmaq always refers to more than one Mi ‘kmaw person or to the entire nation.
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.
The Union of Nova Scotia Indians tribal council represents the five First Nation communities within Cape Breton (We’koqma’q, Wagmatcook, Membertou, Eskasoni, and Chapel Island First Nations ) along with Acadia First Nation on the Mainland.
The Mi ‘ kmaq held them in the highest regard and accorded them the utmost respect. Their advice and guidance was considered to be essential to the decision -making process, and thus no major decision was made without their full participation.