KudoZ home » zzz Other zzz to English » Education / Pedagogy

boozhoo gdanda wendaan na zhaayan


Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
22:41 Jun 15, 2005
zzz Other zzz to English translations [Non-PRO]
Education / Pedagogy
zzz Other zzz term or phrase: boozhoo gdanda wendaan na zhaayan
supposed to be an african phrase... for homework assignment

Summary of answers provided
4 -1Not English, not African. Boozhoo is American IndianAnna Maria Augustine at proZ.com



12 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): -1
Not English, not African. Boozhoo is American Indian

This is the Ojibwe word for Hello and Bonjour!

Indian people had lived in the region of the fur trade for centuries before the arrival of the Europeans. But it was not always the same tribe. The natural riches of the land were important to the native people as well. When the Europeans came and offered valuable trade goods for the furs of the beaver and other animals, native tribes fought with each other to win control of the land and the trade. The Ojibwe (also called the Annishanabe), fought with the Dakota (Sioux) and forced them to move farther south and west.

Anna Maria Augustine at proZ.com
Local time: 04:22
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  humbird: All you said about the tribe is correct. However Ojibway language belongs to Algonquian family and I had an Ojibway friend and his language is both English and Ojibway. It did NOT sound like this at all (to my ears).
2 hrs
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

Return to KudoZ list

Changes made by editors
Jun 16, 2005 - Changes made by Kirill Semenov:
Language pairEnglish to zzz Other zzz » zzz Other zzz to English
Jun 16, 2005 - Changes made by Kim Metzger:
Language pairEnglish » English to zzz Other zzz

KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.

See also:

Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search