Cultural Awareness Translation of ‘regalia’


Translation into Biigtigong’s dialect of Nishnaabemwin:

  • bwaanzhiiwhon


bwaanzhiiwhon ~ regalia


Morphemes (building blocks of each word):

  • endzhi-gkinoomaageng ~ “school”, “where there is teaching”
    • bwaanzhii ~ “contention”, “battle”
    • w ~ “be”, “become”
    • ho ~ “make self”, “cause self”
    • n ~ [noun-forming final]


A rough translation of the inner-meaning:

  • making-self-contentioning−−wearing-thing


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

  • contentioning clothing



How to cite this publication:

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