[ oh-jib-wey, -wuh ]
/ oʊˈdʒɪb weɪ, -wə /

noun, plural O·jib·was, (especially collectively) O·jib·wa.

a member of a large tribe of North American Indians found in Canada and the U.S., principally in the region around Lakes Huron and Superior but extending as far west as Saskatchewan and North Dakota.
an Algonquian language used by the Ojibwa, Algonquin, and Ottawa Indians.
Also Ojibway.

Origin of Ojibwa

1690–1700, Americanism; < Ojibwa očipwe·, orig. the name of a single local group
Also called Chippewa.
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/ (əʊˈdʒɪbwə) /


plural -was or -wa a member of a North American Indian people living in a region west of Lake Superior
the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
Also: Chippewa
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