Mantanish – Sheep

Mantanishek – Sheep (Plural)

Mantanishés – Lamb

Mantanishwiyas – Mutton

Mantanishnene – Shepherd

Ngi wabma o mantanish wnago – I saw that sheep yesterday

Ngi wabma o mantanishnene wnago – I saw that shepherd yesterday

Gnodwa ne o mantanish – Do you hear that sheep?

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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