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.
Information about the Menominee language
Menominee language lessons
Menominee Language Institute
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