The Great Lakes in Ojibwe
Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) is the most-spoken indigenous language in the Great Lakes basin.
Nayaano-nibiimaang Gichigamiin: The Great Lakes (The Five Freshwater Seas)
Anishinaabewi-gichigami: Lake Superior (Anishinaabe’s Sea)
Ininwewi-gichigami: Lake Michigan (Illinois’ Sea)
Naadowewi-gichigami: Lake Huron (Iroquois’ Sea), also known as Gichi-aazhoogami-gichigami (Great Crosswaters Sea)
Waabishkiigoo-gichigami: Lake Erie (Neutral’s Sea), also known as Aanikegamaa-gichigami (Chain of Lakes Sea)
Niigaani-gichigami: Lake Ontario (Leading Sea), also known as Gichi-zaaga’igan (Big Lake)