Anishinaabeg language

Anishinaabeg Dialectic Divisions

Anishinaabebemowin or the Anishinaabe language belongs to the Algonquian language family. Their closest relatives in the family is the Cree language. The Anishinaabebemowin can best be described as a dialect continuum, in modern times all the way from the Rocky Montains in the west to the Atlantic Ocean in the east.

Anishinaabe and Iyiniwok dialects 1850-2000

Anishinaabe (Ojibwa, Chippewa)
Baawitigowininiwag (Saulteaux, Plains Ojibwa)
Biitan-akiing-enabijig (Boarder-Sitters)
Gichi-gamiwininiwag (Lake Superior, Northern Superior)
Gichi-ziibiwininiwag (Mississippi River)
Goojijiwininiwag (Rainy Lake)
Manoominikeshiinyag (Ricing-Rails)
Mekamaadwewininiwag (Pillagers)
Misi-zaagiwininiwag (Mississaugas, Eastern Ojibwa)
Odishkwaagamiig (Algonquins (Nipissing))
Odaawaa-zaaga’iganiwininiwag (Ottawa Lake (Lac Courte Oreilles))
Zagaakwaandagowininiwag (Bois Forte)
Waaswaaganiwininiwag (Torch (Flambeau))
Wazhashk-Onigamininiwag (Muskrat Portage)
Anishininimowin (Oji-Cree, Severn)
Nishnaabe (Odaawaa, Ottawa)
Bodéwadmi (Potawatomi)
Algonquin

Nishnaabe (Otawa, Ottawa, Odawa)
Kiskkakon (Bear)
Sinago (Black Squirrel)
Nassauaketon (Fork)
Sable (Sand)

Noshnape (Potewatmi, Potawatomi, Bodéwadmi)
Prairie Potawatomi – traditionals
Citizen Potawatomi – acculturated

Anisshinapek (Algonquin)
Keinouche
Kichesipirini
Matouweskarini
Otaguottouemins
Ononchataronon – possibly Iroquoian in origin
Weskarini

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