Menominee (Omāēqnomenew)

Menominee is an Algonquian language spoken in northeastern Wisconsin in the USA. There are fewer than 20 fluent speakers, most of whom are elderly. Efforts are being made to revive the language with classes and cultural activities for children and adults.

The Menominee people call themselves Mamaceqtaw, and their Algonquian-speaking neighbours call them Menomini (wild rice people). The native name of their language is Omāēqnomenew, which comes from the word for wild rice.

Menominee alphabet and pronunciation

Menominee alphabet and pronunciation

Download an Menominee alphabet chart (Excel)

Video in and about Menominee


Information about the Menominee language

Menominee language lessons

Menominee Language Institute

Algonquian languages

Abenaki, Algonquin, Arapaho, Atikamekw, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Chippewa, Cree, Cree (Woods), Innu (Montagnais), Kickapoo, Malecite-Passamaquoddy, Fox, Loup, Massachusett (Wampanoag), Menominee, Miami, Míkmaq, Mohegan, Mohican, Munsee, Narragansett, Naskapi, Ojibwe, Oji-Cree, Ottawa, Powhatan, Potawatomi, Quiripi, Shawnee, Unami (Lenape)

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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