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  • w-, third person animate prefix
  • adaawe, "to trade"
  • -e- (verb) to -aa- (noun) transform
  • reduction of wa- to o-

Proper noun[edit]

odaawaa (plural: odaawaag)

  1. Ottawa person
  2. Ottawa man
  3. Trader

Derived terms[edit]


  • "odaawaa" in A Dictionary of the Otchipwe Language, Beauchemin & Valois, 1878.
  • Jean André Cuoq, Lexique de la Langue Algonquine. Montréal, J. Chapleau & Fils, 1886
  • John D. Nichols and Earl Nyholm, A Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 1995
  • Richard A. Rhodes, Eastern Ojibwa-Chippewa-Ottawa Dictionary. Berlin, Mouton de Gruyter, 1985