P.T. North America language
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This is a first version of a bilingual Anishinaabemowin-English dictionary, designed specifically for use in the northern Ontario Ojibwe communities of Lac Seul, Frenchman’s Head, Cat Lake, Pikangikum, Poplar Hill, Mishkeegogamang (Osnaburgh), and Slate Falls.
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Ojibwe (also known as Ojibwemowin, Ojibwa(y), or Chippewa(y); and when combined with Algonquin, Oji-cree, Ottawa and Potawatomi, is also known as Anishinaabe or Anishinaabemowin) is an Algonquian language, like Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Cree (James Bay, Muskego, Naskapi, Woods, etc.) and Wabanaki (Abenaki-Penobscot, Maliseet, Micmac, etc.). It is spoken by around 13,800 people in the United States and by as many as Navajo and Cree 45,000 in Canada, making it the second most commonly spoken Native language in Canada (after Cree), and the third most spoken in North America (behind ).
Ojibwe is an Algonquian language spoken on by about 50,000 people in the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and by about 30,000 people in the US states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Montana and North Dakota. The Ojibwe syllabary is used mainly in Canada, while in the USA the Latin alphabet is prefered for writing Ojibwe.