Oji-Cree or Severn Ojibwa is a variety of Ojibwe, an Algonquian
language, and is spoken in parts of northern Ontario and at
Island Lake in Manitoba in Canada by about 12,600 people.
Speakers of Oji-Cree call themselves Anishinini
('ordinary person') and their language Anishininiimowin
('language of ordinary people').
Oji-Cree is closely related to other varieties of Ojibwe
and has been influenced significantly by the Cree language,
particularly as a result of missionary activity by Cree speakers.
Oji-Cree syllabary and pronunciation
Oji-Cree is usually written with a version of Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics.
Latin alphabet for Oji-Cree
Oji-Cree-speaking communities in northern Ontario sometimes use
a version of the Latin alphabet to write their language. It is
known as the Northern Fiero Roman Orthography, and was devised by