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Odaawa Body Part Terms

 

'Nad' stands for dependent animate nouns; 'nid' stands for dependent inanimate nouns.

nbakwaakninj - my fist (nid)
nbikon - my back (also: nbikwan) (nid)
ndaamkan - my chin, lower jaw (nid)
ndeh - my heart (nid)
ndengway - my face (nid)
ndenig - my nostril (nad)
ndenniw - my tongue (nid)
ndeteg - my temple (nid)
ndiniigin - my shoulder-blade (nid)
ndinmaangan - my shoulder (nid)
ndis - my navel (nid)
ndiy - my rear end, hip (nid)
ndoodkoswan - my kidneys (nid-pl)
doodoosh - nipple, breast (fem.) (ni/na)
ndoon - my mouth (nid)
ndoondan - my heel (nid)
ndooskon - my elbow (nid)
ndooskweyaab - my vein (nid)
ngaakgan - my chest (nid)
ngatig - my forehead (nid)
ngidig - my knee (nad)
niindib - my brain (nid)
njichaag - my soul (nad)
njaanzh - my nose (nid)
njiingon - my lap (nid)
nkaad - my leg (nid)
nkakon - my shin (nid)
kan - bone (also: kanenh) (ni)
nkon - my liver (nid)
nkoonzh - my bill (of bird) (nid)
nkwegan - my neck (nid)
nmasad - my stomach (also: nmisad) (nid)
nmiin'zis - my (strand of) hair (nid)
miishaaboojiignigan - eyelash (ni)
miishaaboojiinaagan - eyelash (ni)
miishgondaagan - beard hair (ni)
nminig - my testicle (nid)
nmiingwaan - my gills (nid)
miishkiinzhwaagan - eyelash (ni)
miishkwaan - a strand of pubic hair (ni)
nminiingwaagan - 'sand [in eyes]; sleep [in eyes]'
nminiingwaan - 'sand [in eyes]; sleep [in eyes]'
nnaan - my calf (of leg) (nid)
nnagaakninj - my palm (of hand) (nid)
nnagaakzid - my sole (of foot) (nid)
nnagask - my palate (nid)
nnagizh - my intestine (nid)
nnashkidii(ns) - my tail (of bird) (nid)
nnashkid - my tail (of bird) (nid)
nndib - my head (nid)
nndib - my scalp (nid)
nnendib - my brain (nid)
nnibiim - my soft spot (baby) (nid)
nnishkog - my tonsils (nad-pl)
nnik - my arm (nid)
nningwii(h)gan - my wing (nad)
nninj - my hand (nid)
nninjigaans - my fin (nad)
nninjiins - ny finger (nid)
nnishiw - my penis (nad)
nnishiw - my testicle (nad)
nnoogan - my hip (nid)
nnow(ay) - my cheek (nid)
npigegan - my rib (nid)
nshkanzh - my (finger/toe) nail
nshkiinzhig - my eye (nid)
nshtigwaan - my head (nid)
nshtigwaan - my forehead (nid)
ntawag - my ear (nid)
nweyaan - my pelt (nid)
n(w)iibid - my tooth (nid)
nwiinendib - my brain (nid)
nwiin'zis - my (strand of) hair (nid)
nwiin'zob - my gall bladder (nid)
nwiiyaw - my body (nid)
nyaan - my pelt (nid)
nzhag(h)ay - my skin (nad)
nzhiiga - the small of my back (nad)
nzid - my foot (nid)
nzidens - my toe (nid)
nzow - my tail (nid)

(Words are taken from Nishnaabemwin Reference Grammar by J. Randolph Valentine. He referred them to be from Eastern Ojibwa-Chippewa-Ottawa Dictionary by Richard A. Rhodes, 1985)

 

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