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Learn Some Basic Conversational Ojibway

Learn Some Basic Conversational Ojibway

  • Boozhoo = Hello / Greetings.
  • Aanishinaabemdaa pane = Let’s speak the language, always.
  • Baamaapi N’Gwaabmin = See you Later.
  • Gchi Miigwech = Thank you, very much.

Niizhwaaswi Mishoomsag = 7 Grandfathers

  1. Nbwaakaawin = Wisdom
  2. Zaagidwin = Love
  3. Mnaadendmowin = Respect
  4. Aakdehiwin = Bravery
  5. Gwekwaadizwin = Honesty
  6. Dbaabendizwin = Humility
  7. Debwewin = Truth

Niiwin Nikeyhiinan = 4 Directions

  • North = Giiwednong
  • East = Waabanong
  • South = Zhaawnong
  • West = Ebngishmog

Welcome poster in Aboriginal Languages

You can download a copy of this poster.

Please contact the Aboriginal Education Centre at 416-393-9600 if you would like to receive a copy of this poster.

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To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and to acquire
the knowledge, skills, and values
they need to become responsible members of a democratic society.
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