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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)

A video about Menominee revitalization

Links

Information about the Menominee language
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menominee_language
http://www.native-languages.org/menominee.htm
http://www.bigorrin.org/archive20.htm
http://www.languagegeek.com/algon/menominee/menominee.html
http://www.menominee-nsn.gov/GovernmentPages/Department.aspx?departmentID=1
http://theways.org/story/living-language

Menominee language lessons
http://www.menominee-nsn.gov/CulturePages/LanguageClasses.aspx

Menominee Language Institute
http://www.menomineelanguage.com/

Algonquian languages

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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