See also: anishinaabe



From Ojibwe Anishinaabe/ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯ



Anishinaabe (plural Anishinaabe or Anishinaabes or Anishinaabeg)

  1. An Ojibwe.
    • 2013, Andrejs Kulnieks, Dan Roronhiakewen Longboat, Young Young, Contemporary Studies in Environmental and Indigenous Pedagogies: A Curricula of Stories and Place, Springer Science & Business Media (→ISBN), page 2:
      In Deborah McGregor's chapter, she relates key personal and professional experiences regarding Aboriginal Environmental Knowledge (AEK), based upon her own life as an Anishinaabe, as well as on conversations and interactions ...
    • 2016, Lawrence W. Gross, Anishinaabe Ways of Knowing and Being, Routledge (→ISBN), page 4:
      In speaking about these non-Indian authors, there are a couple of more points I should make concerning my identity as an Anishinaabe scholar, both of which are related to the picture I paint of Anishinaabe culture.

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There are many differing interpretations of Anishinaabe, but it is widely accepted that "-naabe", means "a male, a male of a species", or more generally "a person" . Anishinaabe is a cognate to the Oji-cree autonym "Anishinini" ("inini" meaning man in both Oji-cree and Ojibwe) Some suggested meanings of Anishinaabe:

  • an(i)- "away" + niisin "lower somebody" + naabe "a male, a male of a species", meaning "man who was lowered (from the sky)".[1][2]
  • anishinaa "first, original" + naabe "a male, a male of a species", meaning "first people" or "original people".


Anishinaabe (ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯ) (plural: Anishinaabeg, ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᒃ)

  1. an Ojibwe
  2. an Indian, a Native, an Aboriginal
    • 2014, George Kenny, Gaawiin Mawisiiwag Anishinaabeg: Indians Don't Cry, p.7:
      Gaawiin iindog mawisiiwag anishinaabeg. Gaawiin debwe iwe, inendam Frank Littledeer e-mamawid. Indians don't cry. That's bullshit, Frank Littledeer cursed as tears streamed down his broad, weather-scarred face
  3. a person, a human, a man

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  1. ^ Oshkaabewis Native Journal (Vol. 2, No. 1)
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