Chippewa is an Algonquian language spoken by some 7,000 people in Michigan,
Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and Montana in the USA. It is part of the
Ojibwe dialect continuum known as Anishinaabemowin, and also known
as Southwestern Ojibwa, Ojibwe, Ojibway, or Ojibwemowin. Like other dialects
of Anishinaabemowin, it is most closely related to Potawatomi.
The majority of native speakers of Chippewa, who number about
720, are elderly, however there are increasing numbers of people
who speak it as a second language, around 6,370, thanks to efforts
the Chippewa communities have made since the 1970s.
Information compiled by Wolfram Siegel, with corrections and additions by Charles J. Lippert
Information about Chippewa
Other languages written with the Latin alphabet