Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Native American people originally located north of Lake Huron before moving westward in the 17th and 18th centuries into Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, western Ontario, and Manitoba, with later migrations onto the northern Great Plains in North Dakota, Montana, and Saskatchewan.
  • n. A member of this people.
  • n. The Algonquian language of the Ojibwa. Also called Chippewa.

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  • proper n. Alternative form of Ojibwe.

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  • n. the Algonquian language spoken by the Ojibwa
  • n. a member of an Algonquian people who lived west of Lake Superior

Etymologies

Ojibwa ojibwe.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • By the end of the eighteenth century the Ojibwa were the almost unchallenged owners of nearly all of the present Michigan, Northern Wisconsin, and

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • My experiences with the Lakota, Ojibwa, Cree, Crow, Cheyenne, and Micmac medicine traditions taught that you must sincerely pray and often fast before knowing whether you should seek a vision.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • The Ojibwa told a story about something that happened up on Lake Simcoe back in the seventies.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • He was being visited by a friend of his, an Ojibwa man from around Lake Simcoe.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • Peters, an ordained minister with Resurrection Life Church, an independent congregation in Grandville, dubbed his ministry 4 Fires to reflect the three nations that historically characterize Michigan: Odawa, Ojibwa and Potawatomi.

    American Indian and Christian Beliefs Blend at Michigan Church

  • "You feel like you're a kid when you're there," says Mr. Anixter, who attended Ojibwa from 1981 to 1994 and whose three sons are currently Ojibwa campers.

    The Bride Wore Bug Spray

  • His features, where they were not gaunt or as tattered-looking as the sails on a floundering ship, had an Ojibwa cast.

    GHOULS • by Megan Arkenberg

  • German through her father, and French and Ojibwa through her mother.

    Louise Erdrich biography

  • Dream Captcha is a play on the idea of a traditional Ojibwa dreamcatcher and the technology of CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart).

    Boing Boing

  • Her dissertation research was based on fieldwork she conducted in 1933 among the Ojibwa of Ontario, Canada.

    Ruth Schlossberg Landes.

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