Washkpen – Sweet Potato

Wishkpen – another way to say sweet potato

Wishkpepenyek – Sweet Potatoes

Washkpenik – Sweet Potatoes

Ni pi je gi washkpenik – Where are the sweet potatoes?

Mishen gi washkpenik – Give me those sweet potatoes

Byédweshen gi washkpenik – Bring me those sweet potatoes

Nwi gbashmak gode washpenik – I will cook these sweet potatoes

Author: neaseno

I was born on Powers Bluff in Wood County, Wisconsin, into a traditional community of Neshnabek. I was raised speaking only native languages, and learned to speak English upon entering school at the age of 6. As of this writing, I am one of 5 remaining Heritage Fluent Speakers of Potawatomi.

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