Ojibwa, also spelled Ojibwe or Ojibway, also called Chippewa, self-name Anishinaabe, Algonquian-speaking North American Indian tribe who lived in what are now Ontario and Manitoba, Can., and Minnesota and North Dakota, U.S., from Lake Huron westward onto the Plains.
The Ojibwe, Ojibwa, Chippewa, or Saulteaux are an Anishinaabe people in what is currently southern Canada and the northern Midwestern United States. There are 77,940 mainline Ojibwe; 76,760 Saulteaux; and 8,770 Mississauga, organized in 125 bands. They live from western Quebec to eastern British Columbia.
There are seven original clans: Crane, Loon, Bear, Fish, Marten, Deer and Bird.
The Chippewa Indians, also known as the Ojibway or Ojibwe, lived mainly in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Ontario. The Ojibwe (said to mean “Puckered Moccasin People”), also known as the Chippewa, are a group of Algonquian-speaking bands who amalgamated as a tribe in the 1600’s.
The Ojibwe call themselves ” Anishinaabeg,” which means the “True People” or the “Original People.” Other Indians and Europeans called them “Ojibwe” or “Chippewa,” which meant “puckered up,” probably because the Ojibwe traditionally wore moccasins with a puckered seam across the top.
Religion. The Ojibwa religion was mainly self centered and focused on the belief in power received from spirits during visions and dreams. Some of the forces and spirits in Ojibwa belief were benign and not feared, such as Sun, Moon, Four Winds, Thunder and Lightning.
The Sioux were by far their biggest enemy. For 130 years, the Ojibwe and Sioux battled contiuously until the Treaty of 1825, when the two tribes were separated. The Sioux recieved what is now southern Minnesota, while the Ojibwe recieved most of northern Minnesota (see map on main page for details).
The most populous tribe in North America, the Ojibwe live in both the United States and Canada and occupy land around the entire Great Lakes, including in Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ontario. The Ojibwe have always hunted and fished, made maple sugar and syrup, and harvested wild rice.
minwenindiwin+an. So, this is how you say ” love” in ojibwe.
The Aniwaya, or Wolf Clan, has been known throughout time to be the largest clan. During the time of the Peace Chief and War Chief government setting, the War Chief would come from this clan. Wolves are known as protectors. Historically, the Wolf Clan was the largest and most important among the Cherokee.
There are 7 primary clans of the Anishinaabe people; loon, crane, fish, bird, bear, marten, and deer. Members belonging to the same clan considered themselves close relatives & could not marry within their own clan. Traditionally, the Loon & Crane clans worked together as eloquent leaders & orators.
Interjection. boozhoo. welcome!, greetings!, hello!, hi!
A collection of useful phrases in Ojibwe, an Algonquian language spoken in the parts of Canadian and the USA. Useful phrases in Ojibwe.
|English||Anishinaabemowin / ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᒧᐎᓐ ( Ojibwe )|
|I don’t understand|
Anishinaabemowin (also called Ojibwemowin, the Ojibwe/Ojibwa language, or Chippewa ) is an Indigenous language, generally spanning from Manitoba to Québec, with a strong concentration around the Great Lakes.