Cultural Awareness Translation of ‘student’


Translation into Biigtigong’s dialect of Nishnaabemwin:

  • gkinoohmaagan


gkinoohmaagan ~ student


Morphemes (building blocks of each word):

  • gkinoo ~ “know, recognize”
  • h ~ “cause someone to be or to act”
  • maa ~ “do it for someone”
  • gan ~ “a made being”


A rough translation of the inner-meaning:

  • causes-knowing−−being-done-to-someone being


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

  • someone who is caused to know



How to cite this publication:

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