[ uh-nish-uh-nah-be; English uh-nish-uh-nah-bee ]

noun,plural A·ni·shi·naa·beg [uh-nish-uh-nah-beg; English uh-nish-uh-nah-beg], /əˌnɪʃ əˌnɑˈbɛg; English əˌnɪʃ əˈnɑˌbɛg/, A·ni·shi·naa·bes, A·ni·shi·naa·be for 1.
  1. a member of a large tribe of North American Indians found in Canada and the United States from the northern Great Plains to the Great Lakes and surrounding areas, and comprising the Algonquin, Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Saulteaux peoples.

  2. Also called A·ni·shi·naa·be·mo·win [uh-nish-uh-nah-bem-uh-wen; English uh-nish-uh-nah-bem-uh-win] /əˌnɪʃ ə nɑˌbɛm əˈwɛn; English əˌnɪʃ ə nɑˈbɛm ə wɪn/ . the Algonquian language family, including the languages of the Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Ojibwe, and Mi’kmaq peoples.

  1. of or relating to the Anishinaabe or their language.

Origin of Anishinaabe

First recorded in 1985–90; from Ojibwe: literally “original person; good human,” a self-designation

Words Nearby Anishinaabe Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023