Cultural Awareness Translation of ‘school [building]’


Translation into Biigtigong’s dialect of Nishnaabemwin:

  • gkinoohmaagewgamig


gkinoohmaagewgamig ~ school [building]


Morphemes (building blocks of each word):

  • gkinoo ~ “know, recognize”
  • h ~ “cause someone to be or to act”
  • maa ~ “do it for someone”
  • ge ~ “acts (on an unspecified object)”
  • wgamig ~ “built structure”, “quarters”


A rough translation of the inner-meaning:

  • causes-knowing quarters


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

  • schooling quarters, schooling building



How to cite this publication:

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