The most up-to-date resource for those interested in the linguistic and cultural heritage of the Anishinaabe, A Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe contains more than 7,000 of
the most frequently used Ojibwe words. Presented in Ojibwe-English and English-Ojibwe sections, this dictionary spells words to reflect their actual pronunciation with a direct match
between the letters used and the speech sounds of Ojibwe. It contains many ancient words and meanings as well as language added in the twentieth century.
|"Showing how 'contact zones' were spaces in which complex informational systems were produced, authorized, interpreted,
and remade, The Networked Wilderness brings together Native
American Studies, Early American Studies, and History of the
Book methodologies to produce a compelling new account
of multimedia communication networks in the New England
'wilderness.' Matt Cohen gives us a lucid and eye-opening new
understanding of textuality, performance, interpretation, and
cultural contact extending far beyond the seventeenth-century
context that is the book's focus."|
— Christopher Castiglia, author of Bound and Determined and Interior States
"This dictionary is an essential addition to the study and preservation of the Ojbwe language."
— Lorie Roy, American Indian Libraries Newsletter
Most entries give
several sample inflected forms such as the plural, diminutive, and locative forms of nouns and first person and participle forms of verbs. The basic patterns of Ojibwe word structure
and the organization of the dictionary entries are clearly explained in the introduction. The most widely used modern standard writing system for Ojibwe is used throughout, and some of
the key objects of Ojibwe life are authentically illustrated by coauthor and artist Earl Nyholm.
Acknowledged as one of the three largest Native American languages, Ojibwe is
spoken in many local varieties in the Upper Midwest and across Central and Eastern Canada. Minnesota Ojibwe is spoken in Central and Northern Minnesota, and is very similar to the
Ojibwe spoken in the Ontario-Minnesota border region, Wisconsin, and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. A Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe is an essential reference for all
students of Ojibwe culture, history, language, and literature.
John D. Nichols is professor of Native studies and linguistics at the University of Manitoba. He is the editor of several volumes of Ojibwe language texts.
Earl Nyholm is professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University.
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