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Ojibwe Department

Nay Ah Shing teaches Ojibwe Language, Culture, History, and Tradition. The students at Nay Ah Shing get a well rounded education.



Ojibwe Phrase of the Week 4/15/16

aaniin waapii gaapidagoshin - when did you arrive


Ojibwe Phrase of the Week 2/22/16


niWii nibaa dibikad - I will sleep tonight

Word of the Day

Miskwaabikoons - Penny or a red cent



Ojibwe Phrase of the Week 2/18/16

last weeks phrase was niminwendan waabam inaan i am happy to see you

this week MIIGWECH GAYE NIIN NIMINWENDAM WAABAM INAAN - thank you i am happy to see you also a reponse to last weeks phrase

AANIIN EZHI CHIGE YAN DIBIKAD - what are you doing tonight

new words NINIMOSHENH - my sweet heart

GIIGOO(WAG) FISH

OGAA -walleye
MIIZAY - eelpout
GANOOZHE - northern pike




Ojibwe Phrase of the Week 12/16/15


phrase of the week - GIZIIBIIGII WIGAMIGONG NI WII IZHAA -i will go to the wash room
GIZIIBIIGII WIGAMIGONG INA INDAA IZHAA - can i go to the washroom?
* "ina" makes a phrase a question
dog animosh
cat - gaazhagans
bird - bineshii
cow - bizhikii
horse - bebezhigooganzhii
eagle - migizii
golden eagle -

GIBAAKWA'ON ISHKWAANDEM - shut the door BAAKAAKWA'ON ISHKWAANDEM - open the door

noongom - TODAY OR NOW
tomorrow - WAABANG


Ojibwe Phrase of the Week 2/1/16


Niiminwendam nakweshkoonaan! Aaniin ezhi-ayaayan noongom?
I am happy to meet you! How are you today?



Ojibwe Phrase of the Week 12/2/15


phrase for the week : NI WII NI KIIWE i will go home

BIBOON - winter

GOON - snow on the ground

ZOOGIPON - it is snowing

GISINAA - it is cold

BAABIINZIIKAWAAGAN - coat

MIINJIKAAWANAN - mittens

WIIWAAKWAAN - hat


Ojibwe Phrase of the Week 11/24/15


phrase of the week GA NOO ZHI SHIN DI BI KAK - call me tonight
WIISINIWIN - food
wisinini - he/she eats
potatoes - opinig
wiisinidaa - lets all eat
gravy - bakwezhiganaaboo
turkey - misize
pie - biitoosijigani bakwezhigan

PEOPLE - anishinaabeg

my mom - nimaamaa
my dad - indede
my grandmother - ninookomis
my grandfather - nimishoomis

also if you want to learn a phrase/word stop in the ojibwe language room, we will teach you miina/ (ok?)


Ojibwe Phrase of the Week 11/19/15

aaniin, sorry so late,indoojaanimizi-i am real busy.

phrase of the week - GA NOO ZHI SHIN - call me

winter - biboon
snowing - zoogipon
snow on the ground - goon

monday - the first working day - - NITAM ANOKII GIZHIGAD
tuesday - the 2nd working day -NIIZHO GIIZHIGAD
wednesday - 1/2 way throughthe week day - AABITOOSE
thursday - the 4th working day - NIIWO GIIZHIGAD
friday - the 5th working day - NAANO GIIZHIGAD

1 - bezhig
2- niizh
3 - niswi
4 - niiwin
5 - naanan
6 - ingoddwaaswi
7- niizhswaswi
8 - ishswaaswi
9 - zhaagaswi
10 - midaaswi


Ojibwe Phrase of the Week 11/9/15

NI WII ZHEGIIWE : i will be right back/ i will return
DAGA - please

inanimate objects:
emikwaanens spoon
babiinzikaawaagan - coat
book(s) - mazinaa'igan(an)

animates:
man inini - men - ininiwag
lady - ikwe - ladies - ikwewag
wolf - ma'iingan, wolves - ma'iinganan
young lady(ies) - oshki nigikwe(wag)
young man(men) - oshki inini(wag)

food - wiisiniwin

bread - bakwezhigan
milk - doodooshaaboo
soup - naboob

the "e" has the "a" sound, i wil hae a sound charrt in the mail boxes


Ojibwe Phrase of the Week 11/2/15

for our weekly phrase we are still working on "NI WII AGINDAAS DIBIKAK"

inanimate objects:
computer - maazinaatesijigan
bread - baakwezhigan
coffee - makade mashkiki waaboo
water - nibi

a short lesson one i has the "ih" sound, 2 ii's has the "e" sound the "e" has the "a' sound


The Ojibwe People's Dictionary
ojibwe.net/
glifwc.org/
minnesotahumanities.org
www.anishinaabemdaa.com