Cultural Awareness Translation of ‘teacher’


Translation into Biigtigong’s dialect of Nishnaabemwin:

  • geknoohmaaged


geknoohmaaged ~ teacher


Morphemes (building blocks of each word):

  • g…knoo ~ “know, recognize”
  • …e…d ~ “someone who…”
  • 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:

  • someone who causes knowing in people


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

  • someone who teaches



How to cite this publication:

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