Anishinaabe Word of The Day

Dog (animosh)

The dog (Canis familiaris or Canis lupus familiaris) is a domesticated descendant of the wolf. Also called the domestic dog, it is derived from extinct gray wolves, and the gray wolf is the dog’s closest living relative. The dog was the first species to be domesticated by humans. Experts estimate that hunter-gatherers domesticated dogs more than 15,000 years ago, which was before the development of agriculture. Due to their long association with humans, dogs have expanded to a large number of domestic individuals and gained the ability to thrive on a starch-rich diet that would be inadequate for other canids.[4]


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Anishinaabe Stories or Other Interesting Facts!


The legends say that two Ojibwe men were to go fishing for food for their tribe in a mighty birch tree canoe.

The men were on their way back to shore


the men found themselves in the middle of a great and powerful storm.

The men were soon lost at sea with little to do.

The men had little strength
and want left to paddle.
They gave themselves to the wind.


Related Words

female dog

gishkishenh na a female dog; a mare

have dog

odayi vai

  1. s/he has a dog
  2. s/he has a horse
hunting dog

giiwosewasim na a hunting dog

giiyosewasim na a hunting dog

See also: giiwosewasim na

male dog

naabesim na

  1. a male dog
  2. a male horse, a stallion


animoons na a puppy