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  • proper n. The language spoken by the native Algonquin people of central Canada, one of a closely related group of languages and dialects of the Algonquian branch of the Algic language family.
  • n. A member of a native Algonquin people of central Canada.


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From French Outchibouec, or its source, Ojibwe ojibwe, from o- (ethnonymic prefix) + jiibw ("cooking") + abwe ("to roast"), meaning "Those who roast until it puckers," thought to be because of a local habit of puckering their moccasins.


  • The origin of the word Ojibwe meant “to roast until puckered,” for this was the fate that often befell captured enemies.


  • The Ojibwe is the main Native American nation around here.

    . . . . Entering the Sneer-Free Zone

  • Ms. LaDuke, whose achievements and national honors have accumulated beyond convenient listing since her Harvard days, is Anishinaabeg (sometimes called Ojibwe or Chippewa) and founding director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project (WELRP) on that reservation in northwestern Minnesota.

    Natives Organize for a Better Food Future

  • Because the Ojibwe are my clients, I thought restraint was best at this point.


  • If the Ojibwe are a tribe on the winning side of a revolution; I cannot imagine losing.

    The Full Feed from

  • But in Northwestern Ontario, there are still several people who speak a variety of the languages, such as Ojibwe, Cree, Oji-Cree and Mechif.


  • The largest Anishinabe group often goes by "Ojibwe" in Canada and "Chippewa" in the United States.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • For example, the terms "Ojibwe" and "Chippewa" come from the Algonquin word "otchipwa" (to pucker), a reference to the style of moccasins that were traditionally worn by members of the group.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • Until the 1960's the Anishinaabe, or Ojibwe Indians had a virtual monopoly on wild rice production, but that changed when the University of Minnesota figured out a way to cultivate it.

    Kurt Michael Friese: Truly Wild Wild Rice

  • Our whole band--we're all Canadian, Aboriginal Canadian, and the guys in my band are Ojibwe, and Lakota, and Soto, but they're all from reservations around Manitoba, Canada--so, traveling with this kind of band, guys in their late thirties who have experienced the stuff that my songs are about is really, really nourishing for me.

    Mike Ragogna: Better Late Than Never: A Conversation With Buffy Sainte-Marie


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