Cultural Awareness Translation of ‘school’


Translation into Biigtigong’s dialect of Nishnaabemwin:

  • endzhi-gkinoohmaageng


endzhi-gkinoohmaageng ~ school


Morphemes (building blocks of each word):

  • endzhi-…ng ~ “where (abstract-)they…”, “where ‘there is’…”
  • gkinoo ~ “know, recognize”
  • h ~ “cause someone to be or to act”
  • maa ~ “do it for someone”
  • ge ~ “acts (on an unspecified object)”


A rough translation of the inner-meaning:

  • where (abstract-)one causes knowing, where (abstract-)they cause knowing


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

  • where there is a causing of knowing



How to cite this publication:

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