Frequently Asked Questions

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Here are brief answers to some of the most common questions you might have about Michif and our work in language revitalization:

What is Michif?

Michif is a traditional language of the Métis people. It is a “contact language” – a language born when two or more languages have prolonged contact with each other. Michif is mostly comprised of elements from Plains Cree and French with some Ojibwe, and more recently some borrowings from English, which is reflective of its historical influences and multilingual roots.