Definition of Menominee in English:

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Menominee

Pronunciation: /mɪˈnɒmɪniː/
(also Menomini)

noun (plural same or Menominees)

1A member of an American Indian people of NE Wisconsin.
Example sentences
  • In 1822, Chief Shenandoah of the Oneidas purchased rights from the Menominee in the Wisconsin Territory to settle on their lands.
  • The beginning emphasizes the pre-Columbian presence of multiple and complex cultures by referring to the creation stories of the Toltecs, the Aztecs, the Menomini, and many others.
  • Several garden bed sites are linked by historic records to specific identifiable groups, including the Menominee, Mesquakie / Fox, Chippewa, and Potawatomi.
2 [mass noun] The extinct Algonquian language of the Menominee.
Example sentences
  • "One video will have both audio and subtitles in Menominee, for advanced learners, and one will have subtitles in English, for beginners," Macaulay says.
  • Although the disparities between English and Menominee make translations and learning difficult, the contrasts fascinate Macaulay.

adjective

Relating to or denoting the Menominee or their language.
Example sentences
  • In 1827 another treaty set the boundary between Ojibwa and Menominee land.
  • ‘One of the striking results in our developmental studies is that 5-year-old Menominee kids seem to use ecological reasoning strategies,’ he explains.
  • Informally, we know that both groups regard trout as desirable and that Menominee fishermen tend to regard them as somewhat more desirable than do majority-culture fishermen.

Origin

From Ojibwa manōminī, literally 'wild-rice person'.

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