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.

Places and Buildings

There following is a list of common building and public place names, with their literal meaning in parentheses.
  • Bank (Money House) Zhooniyaawigamig
  • Bar (Drinking House) Minikwewigamig
  • Bar (Pouring House) Ziiginigewigamig
  • Bathroom (Outhouse) Zaaga'amoowigamig
  • Bathroom (Washroom) Giziibiigininjiiwigamig
  • Church (Praying House) Anama'ewigamig
  • College (End of learning house) Gabegikendaasowigamig
  • Council Room (Making a smoke house) Zagaswe'idiiwigamig
  • Court House (Judging House) Dibaakonigewigamig
  • Dance Hall (Dance House) Niimi'idiiwigamig
  • Bedroom (Sleeping House) Nibewigamig, Nibeabiwin
  • Drugstore (Medicine-Buying-House) Maskikiiwiadaawewigamig
  • Garage (Car House) Odaabaaniiwigamig
  • Gas Station (Lighting Oil (gas) pouring house) Waasamoobimideziiginigewigamig
  • Hardware Store (Iron Buying House) Biiwaabikoodaawewigamig
  • Hospital (Sick House) Aakoziiwigamig
  • Hotel, Motel (Stopping off house) Noogishkaawigamig
  • Indian Center (Indian gathering house) Anishinaabemawanji'idiiwigamig
  • Jail (Locked up house) Gibaakwa'odiiwigamig
  • Kitchen (Cook house) Jiibaakwewigamig
  • Library (Reading House) Agindaasowigamig
  • Museum (Ancient House) Getewigamig
  • Museum (Display House) Waabanda'iwewigamig
  • Office (Writing house) Ozhibii'igewigamig
  • Post Office (Paper House) Mazina'iganiiwigamig
  • Restaurant (Eating House) Wiisiniwigamig
  • School (Learning House) Gikino'amaadiiwigamig
  • Shoe Shop (Shoemaker's House) Makizinikewigamig
  • Store (Buying House) Adaawewigamig
  • Theater (Moving picture house) Mazinaatewebinigewigamig
  • Welfare Office (Feeding House) Ashangewigamig

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