When I set out to look for learning materials on the web, I was initially excited to find so many search results for the language. This excitement quickly faded with the number of 404 - Not Found messages I kept getting on each click of a link. So I've created this space as a repository of resources for learning Anishinaabemowin, or more specifically, Ojibwemowin. With time, I hope it can be of use not just to me, but to others.

Possessive pronouns

Possessive pronouns in Ojibwe are prefixes that are added to nouns, both animate and inanimate.

  • ni - my
  • gi - your singular
  • o--[[a]n] - his or her
  • gi--nan - our inclusive
  • ni--nan - our exclusive
  • gi--waa - your plural
  • o--waa-[[a]n] - their

Notice that for his/her, our (exclusive and inclusive), your plural and their, there is also a suffix added to the noun in addition to the prefix.

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