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.
ᒥᓯᐌ ᐃᓂᓂᐤ ᑎᐯᓂᒥᑎᓱᐎᓂᐠ ᐁᔑ ᓂᑕᐎᑭᐟ ᓀᐢᑕ ᐯᔭᑾᐣ ᑭᒋ ᐃᔑ ᑲᓇᐗᐸᒥᑯᐎᓯᐟ ᑭᐢᑌᓂᒥᑎᓱᐎᓂᐠ ᓀᐢᑕ ᒥᓂᑯᐎᓯᐎᓇ᙮ ᐁ ᐸᑭᑎᓇᒪᒋᐠ ᑲᑫᑕᐌᓂᑕᒧᐎᓂᓂᐤ ᓀᐢᑕ ᒥᑐᓀᓂᒋᑲᓂᓂᐤ ᓀᐢᑕ ᐎᒋᑴᓯᑐᐎᓂᐠ ᑭᒋ ᐃᔑ ᑲᓇᐗᐸᒥᑐᒋᐠ᙮
misiwe ininiw tipênimitisowinik êshi nitawikit nêsta pêyakwan kici ishi kanawapamikowisit kistênimitisowinik nêsta minikowisiwina. ê pakitinamacik kakêtawenitamowininiw nêsta mitonênicikaniniw nêsta.
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)
Information about Swampy Cree
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Page created: 26.05.22. Last modified: 30.05.22
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