Nikan – My brother (of male)

Gnikan – Your brother

Wnikaneyen – His brother

Nikanan – Our brother (not yours)

Gnikanan – (all of us) Our brother

Gnikansewa – Y’alls brother

Wikanewan – Their brother

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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