Cultural Awareness Translation of ‘art’


Translation into Biigtigong’s dialect of Nishnaabemwin:

  • gchi-wnizhshiwin nagkeyaa


gchi-wnizhshiwin nagkeyaa ~ art


Morphemes (building blocks of each word):

  • gchi- ~ “great”, “very”
  • wnizhshiwin ~ “beauty”
    • wnizhshi ~ “be nice”, “be pretty”
    • win ~ [noun-forming final]
  • nagkeyaa ~ “concerning”, “in a particular manner”


A rough translation of the inner-meaning:

  • having to do with very-beautiful−−ness


A plainer, more free-form, inner-meaning translation:

  • concerning great beauty, concerning the aesthetic



How to cite this publication:

Montano, J. P. “Facilitating Cultural Awareness with Biigtigong’s Dialect” Biigtigong Nishnaabeg, 21 Jun 2018. Web.