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Algonquin (Anicinâbemowin)

Algonquin is an Algonquian language spoken in Quebec and Ontario in Canada by about 2,680 people. Algonquin is closely related to Ojibwe and is considered a divergent Ojibwe dialect by many people. It also closely related to Odawa, Oji-Cree and Abenaki.

Some speakers of Algonquin call themselves Anicinàbe ("original people") and their language Anicinâbemowin ("speech of the original people"). Other Algonquin communities call themselves Omàmiwininiwak ("down-stream men"), and their language Omàmiwininìmowin ("speech of the down-stream men").

Northern Algonquin alphabet and pronunciation

Northern Algonquin alphabet and pronunciation


In the southern Nipissing dialect (Anishinàbemiwin), ch is used for [ʧ] and sh for [ʃ]

Corrections by Wolfram Siegel


Information about Algonquin

Online Algonquin dictionary

Recordings of Algonquian

Algonquian languages

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet