a member of a large tribe of North American Indians found in Canada and the United States, principally in the region around Lakes Huron and Superior but extending as far west as Saskatchewan and North Dakota.
Also called O·jib·wem·o·win [oh-jib-wem-uh-wen; English oh-jib-wem-uh-wen] /oʊˌdʒɪb wɛm əˈwɛn; English oʊˌdʒɪbˈwɛm ə wɛn/ . an Algonquian language used by the Ojibwe, Algonquin, and Ottawa peoples.
of or relating to the Ojibwe or their language.
- Also called A·ni·shi·naa·be [uh-nish-uh-nah-be; English uh-nish-uh-nah-bee], /əˌnɪʃ əˌnɑˈbɛ; English əˌnɪʃ əˈnɑˌbi/, Chip·pe·wa [chip-uh-wah, -wey, -wuh] /ˈtʃɪp əˌwɑ, -ˌweɪ, -wə/ .
- Also O·jib·wa, O·jib·way .
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How to use Ojibwe in a sentence
I grew up in North Dakota around Dakota and Ojibwe people, and also small-town people in Wahpeton.National Book Award Winner Louise Erdrich: How I Write | Noah Charney | December 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST