Cultural Awareness Translation of ‘history (in general)’


Translation into Biigtigong’s dialect of Nishnaabemwin:

  • gaa-gii-bi-zhiwebzing


gaa-gii-bi-zhiwebzing ~ history (in general)


Morphemes (building blocks of each word):

  • gaa-…ng ~ “that which (abstract-)one…”
  • gii- ~ [past tense]
  • bi- ~ “this way”, “hither”
  • zhi ~ “in a certain manner”
  • webzi ~ “happens”, “fares”


A rough translation of the inner-meaning:

  • that which came to happen to one in a certain manner


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

  • a ‘topic’ in particular which has happened to one



How to cite this publication:

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