Cultural Awareness Translation of ‘[Nishnaabe] elder’

 

Translation into Biigtigong’s dialect of Nishnaabemwin:

  • gchi-nishnaabe

 

gchi-nishnaabe ~ [Nishnaabe] elder

 

Morphemes (building blocks of each word):

  • gchi- ~ “great”, “quite”
  • nishnaabe ~ “Ojibway person, Odawa person, Potawatomi person”

 

A rough translation of the inner-meaning:

  • great-nishnaabe, quite-nishnaabe

 

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

  • Nishnaabe elder

 


 

How to cite this publication:

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