One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural Menominees, Plural Menominis
1A member of a North American people of northeastern Wisconsin.
- ‘Several garden bed sites are linked by historic records to specific identifiable groups, including the Menominee, Mesquakie / Fox, Chippewa, and Potawatomi.’
- ‘In 1822, Chief Shenandoah of the Oneidas purchased rights from the Menominee in the Wisconsin Territory to settle on their lands.’
- ‘I do have friends who are American Indians representing many tribes - - Anishinabe, Seneca, Cherokee, Cayuga, Diné, Menominee, Ojibwe, Apache, Onondaga, Pima, Pequot.’
- ‘Like other tribes in this group-the Menominee in Wisconsin and Klamath in Oregon-the Salish and Kootenai tribes enjoyed growing and seemingly sustainable economic development.’
- ‘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.’
2The Algonquian language of the Menominee.
- ‘Although the disparities between English and Menominee make translations and learning difficult, the contrasts fascinate Macaulay.’
- ‘"One video will have both audio and subtitles in Menominee, for advanced learners, and one will have subtitles in English, for beginners," Macaulay says.’
Relating to the Menominee or their language.
- ‘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.’
- ‘In 1827 another treaty set the boundary between Ojibwa and Menominee land.’
- ‘One of the reported Menominee garden bed sites is dated to ca. 1831, while a mixed Chippewa-Menominee-Potawatomi site has been dated to ca. 1854.’
- ‘‘One of the striking results in our developmental studies is that 5-year-old Menominee kids seem to use ecological reasoning strategies,’ he explains.’
- ‘Finally, I thank Erin Damon of the Milwaukee Public Museum, who provided catalog information and photographs of the wooden Menominee bear carving.’
From Ojibwa manōminī, literally ‘wild-rice person’.
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