English/Ojibwe translation and sound clips

Lakehead Public School Board would like to thank Felicia Waboose and Victoria Nate for their incredible contributions in creating the language sound clips and translations. Words and phrases recorded reflect the dialect used in Eabametoong First Nation which is a centralized version of Ojibway and may differ from other Ojibway dialects.

Basic phrases

English:
Ojibwe:
Ojibwe language
Anishinaabemowin
Welcome/hello
Boozhoo/Pooshoo
Come in
Biindigen/Piindigen
Thank you
Miigwech
I am good
Nimo’aya
What is your name?
Aniin eshinikasoyan?
Felicia is my name
Felicia nidishinikas
Where are you from?
Anindi wenjiyan?
What is the weather like?
Aniin eshigiizhigak?
It is a nice day
Mino giizhigan
The weather is not good
Mazhi giizhigan

School terms

School
Kikinoo’amatiiwigamig
Students
Kikinoo’amawaganag
Female teachers
Ikwe kikinoo’amage
Male teachers
Nabe kikinoo’amage
Administration office
Oozhibii’igewiigamigoong
School principal
Kikinoo’amatiiwigamigo’ogima
School books
Kikinoo’amatiiwimasina’iganan
Pens/pencils
Ozhibii’iganakoog
Scissors
Moozhawgan
Glue
Panaskata’igan
Sit (singular)
Namatabin
Sit (plural)
Namatabiyok
Go outside
Saga’an
Let’s go outside
Kasaga’amin
Don’t go outside
Kegoowiin saga’agen
Let’s go inside
Kigapiindigemin
Let’s eat
Kigawiisinimin
Come here
Piizhan oma

Counting

One
Pezhig
Two
Niizhin
Three
Nisin
Four
Niiwin
Five
Nanan
Six
Gotawsi
Seven
Nizhawsi
Eight
Shawsi
Nine
Shangasi
Ten
Mitasi
Eleven
Mitashipeshig
Twelve
Mitashiniishin
Thirteen
Mitashinisin
Fourteen
Mitashiniiwin
Fifteen
Mitashinaanan
Sixteen
Mitashigotawsi
Seventeen
Mitashiniishawsi
Eighteen
Mitashishawsi
Nineteen
Mitashishangasi
Twenty
Niishitana
Thirty
Nisomitana
Forty
Niimitana
Fifty
Naanomitana
Sixty
Gotawsomitana
Seventy
Niizhawsomitana
Eighty
Shawsomitana
Ninety
Shangasomitana
Hundred
Gotawk

Colours

Black
Makatewa
Blue
Oozhawashkaw
Green (darker blue)
Makate oozhawashkaw
Red
Miskaw
Pink (light red)
Wabi miskaw
White
Waabaa
Yellow
Oozaawa
Brown (darker yellow)
Makate oosawa

Animals

Bear
Makwa
Deer
Wawashkeshi
Eagle
Migizi
Fish
Kiigoos
Otter
Nigig
Rabbit
Waboos
Skunk
Shigag
Squirrel
Ajitamo
Wolf
Ma’iigan

Natural environment

Blueberry pie
Oshawashkomiini piitosichigan
Earth
Aki
Flower
Wabigon
Grass
Miizhashkoon
Is it raining?
Kimiwan ina
Is it snowing?
Sookipon ina
Is it sunny?
Sagate ina
Is it windy?
Kichinootin ina
Plant
Kitigan
Strawberry
Oote’imin
Sun
Kiisis
Tobacco
Asema
Water
Nibi
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