Definition of Ojibwa noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əʊˈdʒɪbwɑː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɪbwɑː//
(pl. Ojibwa, Ojibwas)
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a member of a Native American people, many of whom live in the US states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota and in Ontario in Canada Word Originfrom Ojibwa ojibwe, apparently meaning ‘puckered’, with reference to their moccasins. Culture The Ojibwa speak the Algonquin language. There are now about 100 000 of them. They once lived mostly around Lake Superior and Lake Huron, where they were farmers who also hunted. The Ojibwas often fought with the Sioux.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Ojibwa