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Boozhoo,
This web-page is dedicated to the revitalization of the Ojibwe language. This is a very important issue in todays world. You can listen to a segment on NPR on how serious this issue is and what revitalization efforts are happening at All Things Considered - Ojibwe Speakers.

If you would like to study Ojibwe online and interact with other Ojibwe speakers you should check out The Ojibwe Language Society groupIt has a chat room is going on Sunday nights at 7pm central.

The Ojibwe on this site is of a Minnesota Dialect.

If you have any suggestions for this site, please sign the guest book below and voice them or email us.

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The best way to learn the Ojibwe language is orally. Please visit a live Ojibwe Language Society meeting. The Ojibwe_Language_Society_Mpls is a good place to start looking for a live language table near you.

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Word Lists: Before you start on the word lists, please check out the pronunciation guide put out by the Ojibwe Language Society.

Household_Items A good idea is to label every item in your house.

Every_day_words

Awesiinhyag-Animals A good idea is to cut out pictures of animals and write the Ojibwe word on that picture.

Giigoonhyag-Fish

Bineshiinhyag-Birds

Manidoonsag-Bugs

Biizikiiganan-Clothes

My_Relatives

Ishkoniganan_Odenaawan_Gaye-Reservations_and_Communities

If you didn't find the words you were looking for here or you want to add on to these lists you can download the free Ojibwe_dictionary or you can search other word lists.

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SOME OF THE BEST SITES WE COULD FIND ON THE INTERNET

TRANSLATOR
Ojibwe_language_translator

AUDIO
Ojibwe Language Guide from the Star Trib.
http://www.startribune.com/stories/1278/46056.html

Anishinaabemowin
This site provides an introduction to the Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) language, with a focus on the dialect spoken in Wisconsin and Minnesota. The site includes a set of lessons, with bits of conversation and grammatical components.
http://imp.lss.wisc.edu/~jrvalent/ais301/index.html

Anishinaabe Language Audio from Canada
http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/ks/5010_e.html

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE
Double_Vowel_System_Pronunciation_Guide

CLASS LESSONS
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Language Page
- this contains language class assignments
http://www.fdl.cc.mn.us/web/language/

ORDERING MATERIALS
Eagle_Works

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This is where you can link up to many different Ojibwe links. It began as one page of links and grew and grew. I had to categorize them. The first page of links focuses on Ojibwe language. The next links page focuses on other Ojibwe sites.

Link to tons of Ojibwe language links:
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Link to tons of other Ojibwe sites:
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NOTE: One sad thing that happens with the Internet is that as fast as a great new Ojibwe site comes up, we lose a really good one too. Please email us if a site no longer works or if you find a good one we don't have up yet. Also, if you run a good Ojibwe site, please keep it going. Mii gwech.


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