Can you name all of the Indigenous languages spoken in Manitoba? Would you like to learn a few simple words to welcome customers to your workplace? Are you hoping to regain a language you heard or spoke as a child?
Check here often for updated language learning programs and opportunities, as well as links to organizations which support language learning and preservation.
The library also offers language learning books, audiovisual material, as well as books written in indigenous languages, some with alternating English text.
The Michif Talking Dictionary is based on The Michif Dictionary: Turtle Mountain Chippewa Cree adapted with permission from Turtle Mountain Community College. The recordings for the dictionary entries were spoken by Verna DeMontigny and Grace (Ledoux) Zoldy – we are honored to provide audio recordings from mother-tongue speakers, to guide you in your pronunciation and listening.
This Moose and Swampy Cree to English Dictionary by C. Douglas Ellis includes the glossaries of the three Spoken Cree volumes and the Cree Legends and Narratives from the West Coast of James Bay. The forms are given in Moose Cree.
The Online Cree Dictionary translates words from English to Cree in Syllabics and Roman Orthography, accompanied by a picture, sound or video clip. The dictionary can accommodate different regional Cree dialects, including Plains Cree and Woods Cree, and draws on content from Dr. Earle Waugh's Alberta Elders' Cree Dictionary and Arok Wolvengrey's dictionary nêhiýawêwin: itwêwina / Cree: Words.
The Ojibwe People's Dictionary is a searchable, talking Ojibwe-English dictionary that features the voices of Ojibwe speakers. It is also a gateway into the Ojibwe collections at the Minnesota Historical Society.
The Dakota Dictionary is a community dictionary database open for comments, corrections, additions to, and discussions about the material. Sponsored by the Department of American Indian Studies and the Civic Engagement Task Force at the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts.