Pronunciation: (ō-jib'wā, -wu), [key]
—pl. -was, (esp. collectively) -wa.
1. a member of a large tribe of North American Indians found in Canada and the U.S., principally in the region around Lakes Huron and Superior but extending as far west as Saskatchewan and North Dakota.
2. an Algonquian language used by the Ojibwa, Algonquin, and Ottawa Indians. Also,Ojibway.Also called Chippewa.
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