Ojibwa

noun

Ojib·​wa ō-ˈjib-(ˌ)wā How to pronounce Ojibwa (audio)
variants or Ojibway or Ojibwe
plural Ojibwa or Ojibwas or Ojibway or Ojibways or Ojibwe or Ojibwes
1
: a member of an American Indian people of the region around Lake Superior and westward
2
: an Algonquian language of the Ojibwa people

Word History

Etymology

Ojibwa očipwe·, an Ojibwa band

First Known Use

1700, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ojibwa was in 1700

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Cite this Entry

“Ojibwa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ojibwa. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

Ojibwa

noun

Ojib·​wa
variants or Ojibway or Ojibwe
ō-ˈjib-wā
plural Ojibwa or Ojibwas or Ojibway or Ojibways or Ojibwe or Ojibwes
: a member of an American Indian people originally of Michigan
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