Odawa language
Ottawa (or Odawa) is a dialect of the Ojibwe language, spoken by the Ottawa people in southern Ontario in Canada, and northern Michigan in the United States. Descendants of migrant Ottawa speakers live in Kansas and Oklahoma. The first recorded meeting of Ottawa speakers and Europeans occurred in 1615 when a party of Ottawas encountered explorer Samuel de Champlain on the north shore of Georgian Bay. Ottawa is written in an alphabetic system using Latin letters, and is known to its speakers as Nishnaabemwin "speaking the native language" or Daawaamwin "speaking Ottawa".
Ottawa is one of the Ojibwe dialects that has undergone the most language change, although it shares many features with other dialects. The most distinctive change is a pervasive pattern of vowel syncope that deletes short vowels in many words, resulting in significant changes in their pronunciation. This and other innovations in pronunciation, in addition to changes in word structure and vocabulary, differentiate Ottawa from other dialects of Ojibwe.
Like other Ojibwe dialects, Ottawa grammar includes animate and inanimate noun gender, subclasses of verbs that are dependent upon gender, combinations of prefixes and suffixes that are connected with particular verb subclasses, and complex patterns of word formation. Ottawa distinguishes two types of third person in sentences: proximate, indicating a noun phrase that is emphasized in the discourse, and obviative, indicating a noun phrase that is less prominent. Ottawa has relatively flexible word order compared with languages such as English.
Ottawa speakers are concerned that their language is endangered as the use of English increases and the number of fluent speakers declines. Language revitalization efforts include second language learning in primary and secondary schools.

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Ottawa Language and the Ottawa Indian…
Language, culture, history and genealogy of the Odawa or Ottawa Indians.
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Little Traverse Bay Bands encourage use of Odawa language
Jun 12, 2013 ... The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians is encouraging local businesses in Michigan to use the Odawa language. Out to Lunch, an ...
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Ottawa dialect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ottawa (or Odawa) is a dialect of the Ojibwe language, spoken by the Ottawa people in southern Ontario in Canada, and northern Michigan in the United States.
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The Gijigowi Anishinaabemowin Language Department (GALD) promotes the preservation and revitalization of Anishinaabe language and Anishinaabe culture .
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"Aanii" [hello]: Kenny Pheasant's Quest, Odawa Language for the ...
Jul 13, 2011 ... Kenny Pheasant made it his mission to resurrect the Native American language in Northern Michigan two decades ago. Here's why he can't ...
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Course revitalizes Odawa language - Petoskey News
Feb 1, 2008 ... Our area is rich in Native American history so it's fitting to see a local school system establish an Odawa language curriculum.With the ...
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The smallpox genocide of the Odawa tribe at L'Arbre Croche, 1763: ...
The smallpox genocide of the Odawa tribe at L'Arbre Croche, 1763: ...
Constance Cappel, 2007
This scholarly book is the first contemporary study of the smallpox genocide against the Odawa, set within their history before 1763 to the present day, and carried out by the British during the French and Indian War.
Ritual and Myth in Odawa Revitalization: Reclaiming a Sovereign Place
Ritual and Myth in Odawa Revitalization: Reclaiming a Sovereign Place
Melissa A. Pflüg, 1998
Because many Odawa are not members of federally recognized communities, anthropologist Melissa A. Pflug focuses on their struggle to overcome long-term social marginalization and achieve collective sovereignty.
Ethnic Groups of the Americas: An Encyclopedia
Ethnic Groups of the Americas: An Encyclopedia
James B. Minahan, 2013
The Odawa culture is a Native Ameri— can culture that blends traditional society with the customs and language of modern American and Canadian cultures. Tradi— tionally the Odawas were seminomadic, traveling from Michigan's Upper  ...
Stories of Sam Osawamick from the Odawa Language Project
Stories of Sam Osawamick from the Odawa Language Project
G. L. Piggott, Sam Osawamick, University of Manitoba. Dept. of Native Studies. Native Languages Programme, 1985
Stories told in variety of Ojibwe known as Odawa (Ottawa) from Manitoulin Island, Ontario.
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In Her Own Words-Letter from Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indian 12 Year Old
MANISTEE, MICHIGAN The Native News Network received the following letter from 12 year old, Celia Star Chief. She is an enrolled member of the Little Traverse Bay
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Absolute Michigan – The Three Fires: Ojibwa, Odawa & Potawatomi
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Odawa language course makes its way into Harbor Springs’ curriculum | Turtle Talk
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Third graders learn Native American culture at powow - Petoskey News
About 220 third-graders from the Public Schools of Petoskey spent the day Wednesday learning about Native American culture at an all-day powwow at North Central Michigan College.Third-grade teachers
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Center for Applied Second Language Studies: Anishinaabemowin (Odawa/Ojibwe) Language Resource
Some online Anishinaabemowin (Odawa/Ojibwe) language lessons are available at http://www. lrboi-nsn.
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Course revitalizes Odawa language (Petoskey News-Review) | Native Headline News
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ONTD_Political - Odawa Indian tribe performs Michigan's first legal same-sex marriage
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Waterbird's Nest: Course revitalizes Odawa language
Petosky News Review - MichiganOur area is rich in Native American history so it’s fitting to see a local school system establish an Odawa language curriculum. With the cooperation of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Harbor Springs High School is now offering the new course, which is much more than just language.
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