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Ojibwe Months: Names Chosen By Nature?

Ojibwe Months: Names Chosen By Nature?

  In Ojibwe, September is known as “Waatebagaa-giizis” meaning “Leaves Turning Moon” In most languages, there is usually one standard way to refer to a month. However, this is definitely not the case when it comes to the Ojibwe language! In Ojibwe, months are named based on observations about nature…