- pl. -·was· or -·wa· a member of a North American Indian people living in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Ontario
- the Algonquian language of this people and certain neighboring groups
Origin of OjibwaOjibwa ojibwe, origin, originally name of an Ojibwa band near Sault Ste. Marie: said to be ; from a root meaning “puckered up,” in allusion to the style of moccasins
of the Ojibwas or their language or culture
also O·jib·way or O·jib·we
nounpl. Ojibwa or O·jib·was also Ojibway or O·jib·ways or Ojibwe or O·jib·wes
- A member of a Native American people originally located north of Lake Huron before moving westward in the 1600s and 1700s into Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, western Ontario, and Manitoba, with later migrations onto the northern Great Plains in North Dakota, Montana, and Saskatchewan.
- The Algonquian language of the Ojibwa. In both senses also called Chippewa.
Origin of OjibwaOjibwa ojibwe.
- Alternative form of Ojibwe.