Cultural Awareness Translation of ‘[You(singular)] come in!’


Translation into Biigtigong’s dialect of Nishnaabemwin:

  • Bi-biindgen!


Bi-biindgen! ~ [You(singular)] come in!


Morphemes (building blocks of each word):

  • Bi- ~ “this way”, “hither”
  • biindgen ~ “[You(singular)] enter!”, “[You(singular)] go inside!”
    • biind ~ “in”, “into”, “inside”
    • ge ~ “acts in relation to a dwelling”
    • n ~ “You(singular)…!”


A rough translation of the inner-meaning:

  • [You(singular)] this-way enter!


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

  • [You(singular)] come inside!



How to cite this publication:

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