Anishinabe

“People” in Ojibway/Ojibwe (also called Chippewa). Along with the Cree, the Ojibwe are one of the most populous and widely distributed First Nations groups in North America, with 150 Ojibwe bands throughout the north-central United States and southern Canada. Ojibwe and Chippewa are renderings of the same Algonquian word, "puckering," probably referring to their characteristic moccasin style. "Chippewa" is more commonly used in the United States and "Ojibway" or "Ojibwe" in Canada, but the Ojibwe people themselves use their native word Anishinabe (plural: Anishinabeg), meaning "original people." Today there are 200,000 Ojibwe people living throughout their traditional territories.

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