Reimagining the Role of ‘Medical Transportation Driver’


Reimagined role-name in Biigtigong’s dialect of Nishnaabemwin:

  • Gaa-bmaawzhiwed


Gaa-bmaawzhiwed ~ Transportation Driver


Morphemes (building blocks of each word):

  • Gaa-…d ~ “someone who…”
  • bm ~ “along in space or time, by”
  • aawzh ~ “haul someone”
  • (i)we ~ “s/he acts (on an unspecified animate being)”


A translation of the morphemes:

  • someone-who-transports-people


A plainer, more free-form English translation:

  • transportation driver


A formal-English translation:

  • Transportation Driver



How to cite this publication:

Montano, J. P., & Michano, A. R. “Reimagining Health Centre Roles in Biigtigong Nishnaabemwin” Biigtigong Nishnaabeg, 14 Jul 2017. Web.