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wetiko (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of wihtikow
    • 1994, Ronald Lavallée (author), Patricia Claxton (translator), Tchipayuk, or, The way of the wolf, page 208:
      Pennisk wasn't afraid of the wetiko.
    • 2005, Maggie Siggins, Bitter embrace: white society's assault on the Woodland Cree, page 141:
      Just then a Wetiko charged into view!
    • 2001, Arturo J. Aldama, Disrupting Savagism
      [Jack] Forbes states that the overriding characteristic of a wétiko, a Cree word literally meaning “cannibal,” is “that he consumes other human beings for profit, that is, he is a cannibal” []


  • Brightman, Robert A. (1988). "The Windigo in the Material World". Ethnohistory 35 (4): 337-379.
  • Goddard, Ives (1969). "Owls and Cannibals: Two Algonquian Etymologies". Paper presented at the Second Algonquian Conference, St. John's, Newfoundland.