Swampy Cree (ᓀᐦᐃᓇᐍᐏᐣ / nêhinawêwin)

Swampy Cree is a Central Algonquian language spoken by about 2,500 in Canada, particulary in northern Manitoba, along the Saskatchewan River and the Hudson Bay coast in Saskatchewan, and on the coasts of Hudson Bay and James Bay in Ontario.

Swampy Cree is also known as Inilîmowin, Maskekon, Moskégon, Omaškêkowak, Omushkego or Cri des marais. There are two main dialects: Western Swampy Cree, which is spoken mainly in Manitoba, and Eastern Swampy Cree, which is spoken in Ontario.

There are ways to write Swampy Cree with the Latin alphabet, and with Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics.

Latin alphabet for Swampy Cree

Latin alphabet for Swampy Cree

Eastern Swampy Cree syllabics

Eastern Swampy Cree syllabics

Download script charts for Swampy Cree (Excel)

Sample text in Swampy Cree

ᒥᓯᐌ ᐃᓂᓂᐤ ᑎᐯᓂᒥᑎᓱᐎᓂᐠ ᐁᔑ ᓂᑕᐎᑭᐟ ᓀᐢᑕ ᐯᔭᑾᐣ ᑭᒋ ᐃᔑ ᑲᓇᐗᐸᒥᑯᐎᓯᐟ ᑭᐢᑌᓂᒥᑎᓱᐎᓂᐠ ᓀᐢᑕ ᒥᓂᑯᐎᓯᐎᓇ᙮ ᐁ ᐸᑭᑎᓇᒪᒋᐠ ᑲᑫᑕᐌᓂᑕᒧᐎᓂᓂᐤ ᓀᐢᑕ ᒥᑐᓀᓂᒋᑲᓂᓂᐤ ᓀᐢᑕ ᐎᒋᑴᓯᑐᐎᓂᐠ ᑭᒋ ᐃᔑ ᑲᓇᐗᐸᒥᑐᒋᐠ᙮

Transliteration

misiwe ininiw tipênimitisowinik êshi nitawikit nêsta pêyakwan kici ishi kanawapamikowisit kistênimitisowinik nêsta minikowisiwina. ê pakitinamacik kakêtawenitamowininiw nêsta mitonênicikaniniw nêsta.

Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Videos in Swampy Cree

Information about Swampy Cree | Numbers

Links

Information about Swampy Cree
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swampy_Cree_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/csw
https://resources.atlas-ling.ca/media/Syllabic_Chart_Swampy-Cree_N-dialect-1.pdf
http://pathoftheelders.com/syllabic-chart-audio/swampy.html

Cree Syllabics convertor
https://www.syllabics.net/convert/westernswampycree

Algonquian languages

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

Languages written with Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics

Blackfoot, Carrier, Chipewyan, Inuktitut, Moose Cree, Naskapi, Ojibwe, Oji-Cree, Plains Cree, Woods Cree

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

Page created: 26.05.22. Last modified: 30.05.22

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