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
The Mi ‘ kmaq called themselves L’nu’k, meaning “the people.” The term Mi ‘ kmaq comes from their word nikmak, meaning “my kin-friends.”
These symbols, called pictographs, are created by painting on rock surfaces with natural pigments.
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.
un micmac (mik-mak): an intrigue, a scheme, or a secret practice with a guilty–or seemingly guilty–aim.
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.|
|Language family||Algic Algonquian Eastern Algonquian Miꞌkmaq|
|Writing system||Latin Komqwejwiꞌkasikl|
|Recognised minority language in||Canada New Brunswick Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island|
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.
Like most hunter-gatherer peoples, the Mi ‘ kmaq had shamans, religious specialists, who lived among them. These individuals, called puoin, had the power to cure ills (and to cause them), and they were relied upon to interpret the spiritual world to the people.
Kokopelli, flute player, symbol of fertility and joy A symbol of fertility, joy, feast, and long life, he is also a minstrel, a spirit of music, a storyteller, a rainmaker, a healer, a teacher, a joker-magician, a seducer. Kokopelli possesses the wisdom of age.
Symbolism: Hope, guidance. Also known as Star Knowledge, the eight-pointed star is a Native American symbol of hope and guidance. Eight is a vital number in the Native American culture because it represents balance. The outer circle of the eight-pointed star symbol, on the other hand, symbolizes protection.
Juan:’I am confused. I thought that the brackets symbols were ‘ [ ‘ and ‘ ] ‘?” Peter:”They are type of brackets, and although they are sometimes called brackets in America, the ‘ [ ‘ and ‘ ] ‘ symbols are normally called square brackets.
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)
Nitap day, which means friendship day in the Mi’kmaw language, will be celebrated in Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey schools.
Mi’kma’ki – Mi’kmaw Homeland Mi’kma’ki was divided into seven districts: Kespukwitk, Sipekni’katik, Eskikewa’kik, Unama’kik, Epekwitk aq Piktuk, Siknikt, and Kespek.