Indoojibwem!

Indoojibwem!

When I set out to look for learning materials on the web, I was initially excited to find so many search results for the language. This excitement quickly faded with the number of 404 - Not Found messages I kept getting on each click of a link. So I've created this space as a repository of resources for learning Anishinaabemowin, or more specifically, Ojibwemowin. With time, I hope it can be of use not just to me, but to others.

Days, Months and Seasons

Here are the Days of the Week, Months of the Year and the Seasons.

anama'e giizhik (week)
  • Niiwo-anama'e giizhik (four weeks)

biboon (year)
  • Niizho-biboon (twelve years)



Days of the Week
  • Anama'e-giizhigad - Sunday
    • (Praying day)
  • Nitam-anokii-giizhigad - Monday
    • (The first day of work)
  • Niizho-giizhigad - Tuesday
    • (The second day)
  • Aabitoose - Wednesday
    • (The middle of the week)
  • Niiyo-giizhigad - Thursday
    • (The fourth day)
  • Naano-giizhigad - Friday
    • (The fifth day)
  • Giziibiigisaginige-giizhigad - Saturday
    • (Floor scrubbing day)

Months of the Year
  • Gichi-manidoo-giizis - January
    • (Great Spirit Moon)
  • Namebini-giizis - February
    • (Sucker Fish Moon)
  • Onaabani-giizis - March
    • (Hard Crust On The Snow Moon)
  • Iskigamizige-giizis - April
    • (Maple Sap Boiling Moon)
  • Zaagibagaa-giizis - May
    • (Budding Moon)
  • Ode'imini-giizis - June
    • (Strawberry Moon)
  • Aabita-niibino-giizis - July
    • (Midsummer Moon)
  • Manoominike-giizis - August
    • (Ricing Moon)
  • Waatebagaa-giizis - September
    • (Leaves Changing Color Moon)
  • Binaakwi-giizis - October
    • (Falling Leaves Moon)
  • Gashkadino-Giizis - November
    • (Freezing Over Moon)
  • Manidoo-Giizisoons - December
    • (Little Spirit Moon) 

Four Seasons
  • Biboon - Winter
  • Ziigwan - Spring
  • Niibin - Summer
  • Dagwaagin - Fall

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