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Eastern Ojibwe (also known as Ojibway, Ojibwa) is a dialect of the Ojibwe language spoken north of Lake Ontario and east of Georgian Bay in Ontario, Canada. Eastern Ojibwe-speaking communities include Rama and Curve Lake.[3] Ojibwe is an Algonquian language.[4]

Eastern Ojibwa
Native toCanada
Native speakers
26,000[dubious ] (1998 census)[1]
(appears to be double counted with other varieties)
Language codes
ISO 639-3ojg


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  1. ^ Eastern Ojibwa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Eastern Ojibwa". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Rhodes, Richard and Evelyn Todd, 1981, p. 54, Fig. 2
  4. ^ Valentine, J. Randolph, 1994.


  • King, Alice and Jean Rogers. Ed. John Nichols. 1985. The Stories of Alice King of Parry Island. Algonquian and Iroquoian Linguistics, Readers and Study Guides. Winnipeg: Department of Native Studies, University of Manitoba. ISSN 0711-382X
  • King, Alice and Jean Rogers. 1988. "Parry Island Texts." Edited by Leonard Bloomfield and John D. Nichols. John Nichols, ed., An Ojibwe Text Anthology, 69-106. London: The Centre for Teaching and Research of Canadian Native Languages, University of Western Ontario. ISBN 0-7714-1046-8
  • Rhodes, Richard. 1976. "A Preliminary Report on the Dialects of Eastern Ojibwa–Odawa." W. Cowan, ed., Papers of the Seventh Algonquian Conference, 129-156. Ottawa: Carleton University.
  • Rhodes, Richard A. 1985. Eastern Ojibwa–Chippewa–Ottawa Dictionary. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. ISBN 3-11-013749-6
  • Rhodes, Richard and Evelyn Todd. 1981. "Subarctic Algonquian Languages." June Helm, ed., The Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 6. Subarctic, 52-66. Washington, D.C.: The Smithsonian Institution.
  • Rogers, Edward. 1978. "Southeastern Ojibwa." Bruce Trigger, ed., The Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 15. Northeast, 760-771. Washington, D.C.: The Smithsonian Institution.
  • Snache, Irene. 2005. Ojibwe Language Dictionary.Rama, ON: Mnjikaning Kendaaswin Publishers. ISBN 1-894632-01-X
  • Valentine, J. Randolph. 1994. Ojibwe Dialect Relationships. PhD dissertation, University of Texas, Austin.

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