Cultural Awareness Translation of ‘kitchen’


Translation into Biigtigong’s dialect of Nishnaabemwin:

  • jiibaakwewgamig


jiibaakwewgamig ~ kitchen


Morphemes (building blocks of each word):

  • jiib(y) ~ “spirit”, “soul”
  • aakwe ~ “process in the mouth”, “process in the kettle”
  • wgamig ~ “built structure”, “quarters”


A rough translation of the inner-meaning:

  • spirit−−process-in-the-mouth quarters, spirit−−process-in-the-kettle quarters


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

  • spirit-processing (by mouth or in a kettle) quarters



How to cite this publication:

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