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makwa

makwa na nj
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a bear

[
black bear
Ursus americana
]



makwa sg; makwag pl; makoons dim; Stem: /makw-/

makwa sg gh
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makwag pl gh
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nj
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makoons dim gh
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nj
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Gego beshwaji'aaken awe makwa; onzaam naniizaanizi.

Don't get friendly with the bear. He's too dangerous.
es
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Mii igo ezhi-niiskikaad 'aw animosh miginaad iniw makwan.

That dog's hair stood up as he barked at the bear.
es
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Ogii-mikwaasenodawaawaan iniw makwan iwidi gii-inaatewebinigewaad.

They spotted a bear in the light when they cast a light in that direction.
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Waanda-wiimbaamagad naa 'i waazh imaa nibaad makwa.

The den where a bear sleeps is hollow.
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