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About this app

The first English-to-Michif Dictionary available for Android. Features over 11,500 translations and audio pronunciations by Michif-language expert Norman Fleury. A search tool allows users to look up the English word to find the Michif-Cree translations.

Michif is the endangered orally-based language of the Métis people. Perhaps only 5-10% of the population are able to speak the language, with the majority being elders. The Gabriel Dumont Institute's mandate is to promote and preserve Métis culture and therefore has been developing resources that allow people to hear and read the language. Since Michif-Cree is an oral language, no standard orthography exists. As a result, the Institute recognizes the spelling conventions of Michif experts, such as Norman Fleury.

This project was developed by the Gabriel Dumont Institute, and was funded through the Department of Canadian Heritage's Aboriginal Languages Initiative. The app was created by Media Access and Production (eMAP), University of Saskatchewan - www.emap.usask.ca .

For more information on the Gabriel Dumont Institute visit www.gdins.org.


Gabriel Dumont Institute:
Karon Shmon, Publishing Director
David Morin, Project Leader
Norman Fleury, Translator and Narrator

Media Access & Production:
Randy Skurdal, Head, New Media
Carrie Gates, Designer
Jaryn Lutkin, Programmer
Updated on
Jun 6, 2019

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44 reviews
Carly S
November 12, 2021
Fantastic resource but would love if the app had an update so that in the search bar if you are searching for a short English word to translate you can search on 'only English mode' and see the result at the top instead of scrolling through a long list of unrelated words containing those letters but in Michif. Anyways I'm excited to have downloaded this!
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Penny C
September 30, 2020
The layout, the screenshots of what to expect, has all been helpful and very easy to understand. I am grateful they made this available. Thank you
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Tracey T
August 28, 2021
Great way to learn Michif!
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What's new

Search for words by Michif phoenetic spelling
Toggle from English>Michif to Michif>English
Improve app stability
Improved/Faster list scrolling