Greetings to one another

Men’s greetings to one another and within groups….

Hau bozho ginwa

Bozho jayek ginwa

Ndenwemagnek

Ndenwemagnenanek

Nijneshnabek

Nijbmadsejek

Nikan

Nikanek

Nijnenwik

Nenwedok

Wadokwuk

Nijkowes

Menwidokwuk

When addressing both male and female;

Nenwedok mine kwedok

Nijneshnabek

Nikanek

Women addressing one another…..

Hau bozho ginwa

Hau bozho jayek ginwa

Ndenwemagnek

Ndenwemagnenanek

Kwedok

Nijkwedok

Nidgekok

Nijkowes

Wadokwuk

Menwidokwuk

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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