Woody, official 'utlh and all-round good bastard (ubykhlives) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Kitchenuhmaykoosib Monster

I'm sure many of you've probably heard about the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Monster. It's basically gone viral and is plastered all over the world news.

Some of these articles mention in passing that local Indigenous elders know the creature, and under the name "omajinaakoos", ostensibly meaning the ugly one. A bit of digging reveals that the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation are speakers of Severn Ojibwe/Oji-Cree, so I'm wondering if anyone who knows Oji-Cree or another Ojibwe variety might be able to give some insight into the name. A long shot, I know, but I've seen plenty of long shots answered here before. :)

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