Some common Ojibwa words that I would like to share



Boozhoo=Formal hello like Hello
Aanii=Informal hello like Hi!..
Miigwech or Miigwetch or Miigech=Thank you
Kaa=No
Eyaa=Yes or enh
Ahaw=ok
my name is.................nindizhinikaaz
hello............................boozhoo
please.........................daga
okay.............................aa haaw
no................................gaawinn
teacher..........................gekinoo'amaaged
I love you.....................gizaagi'in
I will see you again......giwii-waabamin miinawaa
How are you.................aaniin eyaayann
I am fine........................nimino-ayaa
I am Ojibwe...................nindayaa Ojibwe
her sister.......................oshiimeyan
my friend........................niiaanis
my father........................nimbaabaa
my mother.......................nimaama
my brother......................ninawemaa
my sister.........................nishiime
my counsin......................niitaawis
my aunt...........................nizigos
I am doing.......................nindizhichige
Are you Ojibwe................gidayaa na
I am happy to see you.....niminwendam ji- waabaminaan
spirit be...........................ayaa manidoo
I am sorry........................ningashkendam
Great Spirit......................ayaa gichi- manidoo
e-ki-na-ma'-di-win' --- teachings
gee-zhi-gad-doon' --- days
dee-bee-kah-doon' --- nights
Ah-ki' --- the earth
Nee-ba-gee'-sis --- the moon
ni-bi' --- water
way-se-ug' --- animals
Ma-en'-gun --- the wolf
gi-ti-gan' --- garden
ah-ni-moosh-shug' --- dogs
Anishnaabe = One of the first peoples
Migisi =Eagle
Migisi miigwaanan=Eagle Feathers
Gzhe Manido=Creator
Kitchi Manido=The Great Spirit
Semaa= Tabacco
Mikinaak=Turtle
Waawaashkeshi= Deer

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