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A Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe

1995
Authors:

John D. Nichols and Earl Nyholm

A Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe

This up-to-date resource for the linguistic and cultural heritage of the Anishinaabe contains ancient and modern words and meanings.

This up-to-date resource for the linguistic and cultural heritage of the Anishinaabe contains ancient and modern words and meanings.

This dictionary is an essential addition to the study and preservation of the Ojibwe language.

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The most up-to-date resource for those interested in the linguistic and cultural heritage of the Anishinaabe, A Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe contains more than 7,000 of the most frequently used Ojibwe words. Presented in Ojibwe-English and English-Ojibwe sections, this dictionary spells words to reflect their actual pronunciation with a direct match between the letters used and the speech sounds of Ojibwe. It contains many ancient words and meanings as well as language added in the twentieth century.

Most entries give several sample inflected forms such as the plural, diminutive, and locative forms of nouns and first person and participle forms of verbs. The basic patterns of Ojibwe word structure and the organization of the dictionary entries are clearly explained in the introduction. The most widely used modern standard writing system for Ojibwe is used throughout, and some of the key objects of Ojibwe life are authentically illustrated by coauthor and artist Earl Nyholm.

Acknowledged as one of the three largest Native American languages, Ojibwe is spoken in many local varieties in the Upper Midwest and across Central and Eastern Canada. Minnesota Ojibwe is spoken in Central and Northern Minnesota, and is very similar to the Ojibwe spoken in the Ontario-Minnesota border region, Wisconsin, and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. A Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe is an essential reference for all students of Ojibwe culture, history, language, and literature.

Awards

Minnesota Book Award winner

A Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe

John D. Nichols is professor of Native studies and linguistics at the University of Manitoba. He is the editor of several volumes of Ojibwe language texts.

Earl Nyholm is professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University.

A Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe

This dictionary is an essential addition to the study and preservation of the Ojibwe language.

American Indian Libraries Newsletter