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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

O•jib•waoʊˈdʒɪb weɪ, -wə; -weɪ(n.)(pl.)-was also -ways; -wa also -way.

also O•jib•way

  1. a member of an American Indian people of Canada and the U.S., living principally in a region around Lakes Huron and Superior, extending W and N of Lake Superior to Saskatchewan and N Ontario.

    Category: Peoples

  2. the Algonquian language shared by the Ojibwa, Ottawa, and Algonquins.

    Category: Peoples

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ojibwa, Ojibway, Chippewa(noun)

    a member of an Algonquian people who lived west of Lake Superior

  2. Ojibwa, Ojibway, Chippewa(noun)

    the Algonquian language spoken by the Ojibwa


  1. Ojibwe

    The Ojibwe, Anishinaabe, or Chippewa are one of the largest groups of Native American and First Nations Peoples on the North American continent. There are Ojibwe communities in both Canada and the United States. In Canada, they are the second-largest population among First Nations, surpassed only by the Cree. In the United States, they have the fourth-largest population among Native American tribes, surpassed only by the Navajo, Cherokee and Lakota. Because many Ojibwe were formerly located around the outlet of Lake Superior, which the French colonists called Sault Ste. Marie, the early settlers referred to the Ojibwe as Saulteurs. Ojibwe who subsequently moved to the prairie provinces of Canada have retained the name Saulteaux. This is disputed, as some scholars believe only the name migrated west. Ojibwe who were originally located along the Mississagi River and made their way to southern Ontario are known as the Mississaugas. The Ojibwe Peoples are a major component group of the Anishinaabe-speaking peoples, a branch of the Algonquian language family, which includes the Algonquin, Nipissing, Oji-Cree, Odawa and the Potawatomi. The majority of the Ojibwe peoples live in Canada.


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