Ojibwa Language

Ojibwa Language

Anishinaabemowin (and closely related languages) is the second most widely spoken Native language in Canada.

The people and language go under many English names: Ojibway, Ojibwa, Ojibwe, Chippewa, etc. Anishinaabe is the appropriate Native name for the people, although there are singular and plural,  spelling, and pronunciation variants.

The language is spoken throughout Ontario, southern Manitoba, eastern Saskatchewan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Michigan, basically the area surrounding the Great Lakes, and west of that region.

Ojibway is often grouped together with Odawa as well as other Algonquian languages which are quite similar, including: Potawatomi, Algonquin, and Oji-Cree.

The Canadian Census counted 32,460 Ojibway speakers in 2006, while the US Census reported 4,518 speakers in the United States.

Ojibwa (8)

Algonquin (Canada)
Chippewa (United States)
Central Ojibwa (Canada)
Eastern Ojibwa(Canada)
Northwestern Ojibwa (Canada)
Severn Ojibwa (Canada)
Western Ojibwa (Canada)
Ottawa (Canada)

Famous Ojibwe / Chippewa