Anishinaabemowin of the Day – 8.22.2016

Phrase:

Aginjibagwesi:          “American Goldfinch”

 

Pronunciations:

Uh-GINJ-ih-BAG-way-SEE

Linguistics:

Agin comes from Agindaaso (“He/She Counts/Reads/Studies)

Bag  comes from referring to a leaf or leaves

Esi   comes from the ending noting a living being, specifically an animal or bird

 

Literally, “the one who counts the leaves”

Aginjibagwesi has been identified in the territory as the keeper of the Anishinaabe language