Ojibwe Definition


The language spoken by the native Algonquin people of central Canada, one of a closely related group of languages and dialects of the Algonquian branch of the Algic language family.


A member of a native Algonquin people of central Canada.


Origin of Ojibwe

  • From French Outchibouec, or its source, Ojibwe ojibwe, from o- (ethnonymic prefix) + jiibw (“cooking”) + abwe (“to roast”), meaning "Those who roast until it puckers," thought to be because of a local habit of puckering their moccasins.

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