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Pimachiowin Aki

Pronunciation Key Indigenous language
pim-MATCH-o-win a-KEH Anishinaabemowin
Map location of Pimachiowin Aki.

Map location of Pimachiowin Aki, MB/ON

Aerial photo of the Pimachiowin aki

Photo: hidehiro otake © hidehiro otake


Translation to Anishinaabemowin is not available at this time. For more information about Indigenous languages in Canada please visit: Indigenous languages - or International Decade of Indigenous Languages -


Pimachiowin Aki, a UNESCO World Heritage Site means “the land that gives life” in the Anishinaabemowin language spoken by the Anishinaabe peoples from Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba with a strong concentration of speakers around the Great Lakes. Pimachiowin refers to a good life and Aki refers to the land and all life that emerges from and flows across it.

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