Cultural Awareness Translation of ‘geography’

 

Translation into Biigtigong’s dialect of Nishnaabemwin:

  • gaa-nakmigaag

 

gaa-nakmigaag ~ geography

 

Morphemes (building blocks of each word):

  • gaa-…g ~ “that which…”
  • n ~ “in a certain manner”
  • akmig ~ “ground”, “land”, “terrain”
  • aa ~ “it is in a state”, “it is in a condition”

 

A rough translation of the inner-meaning:

  • that which is a certain condition of the terrain, that which is a certain condition of the land

 

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

  • condition of the terrain, state of the terrain

 


 

How to cite this publication:

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