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Boozhoo! Aaniin!

Welcome to my Ojibwe language page.

Aaniin ezhi-bimaadiziyan, niijii?  
How are you, my friend?  

This web site is dedicated to Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) language learning. Most materials available are of Minnesota Ojibwe dialect. But there are also some materials from Odawa and Northwestern (Manitoba) Ojibwe. As well as some old books written in times when dialects looked different, and differences were few.

to start...  

If you're not sure with what to start, start with Grammar section and look for Double Vowel (Fiero) writing system. In Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe language) several writing systems are used, and Double Vowel is the most popular. Most materials on this site are written in this system (but not all.) After getting familiar with the writing system visit Lessons section. You'll find 36 Ojibwe lessons for beginners there. Dictionaries section contains several dictionaries (wordlists), both Ojibwe-English and English-Ojibwe, including online database. Grammar and Materials sections contain materials also for intermediate level. But if you're a beginner don't try to jump over your head. Anishinaabemowin is not difficult but quite different from English. So spend some time to get used to the language basics first.

minawaanigozin gikinoo'amaagoziyan!
have a good time learning!



Links to Ojibwe language and culture communities in the internet:

Ojibway Sharing Circle - Multiply group dedicated to the Ojibwe culture and language.

Ojibwe Language Society Miinawaa - Yahoo Group dedicated to the Ojibwe language