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Mi'kma'ji'jk
Mi'kmaw Children
Lyrics & Performance © Dr. Bernie Francis.
Traditional Maori melody.

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Mi'kma'ji'jk, ninen na Mi'kma'ji'jk
Mi'kmaw children, we are the Mi'kmaw children

Ninen na Mi'kma'ji'jk
We are the Mi'kmaw children

Kekina'masultiek
Who are learning

Ta'n teli-l'nuultiek
About our Nativeness

Ula wiki'tiek
Here where we live

Mi'kma'ji'jk, ninen na Mi'kma'ji'k

Attikne'taiek
We are working hard

L'nui'sultinen
To speak our language

Ta'n Kisu'lkw telite'tkîp
According to our Creator's wishes

Tli'sultinen
That we should speak as such

Mi'kma'ji'jk, ninen na Mi'kma'ji'jk

Ninen na elmi'knikewaq
We are the future people

Siaw-pma'tutesnen
We will continue to

Msît koqoey Mi'kmawey
Everything that is Mi'kmaw

Ma'w ntli'sutiminen
Including our language

Mi'kma'ji'jk, ninen na Mi'kma'ji'jk

Ninen na elmi'knikewaq
We are the future people

Ke' jikeiwitesnen
Just pay attention

Ta'n tlkilultitesnen
To how much we have grown

Ap nmi'iek
Again when you see us

Mi'kma'ji'jk, ninen na Mi'kma'ji'jk

Tepiass wl-kina'muiek
Take care to teach us well

Ke'sk kekkuniek
While you have us

Mnuaqlinen tepaskma'tinen
If you wish for us to be competent enough

Nikana'lulinen
To lead you

Mi'kma'ji'jk, ninen na Mi'kma'ji'jk
Mi'kma'ji'jk, ninen na Mi'kma'ji'jk

 
Mi'kmaw English Slow Phonetics
Ninen na Mi'kma'ji'jk We are the Mi'kmaw children. Ninen na Mi'kma'ji'jk
Attikne'taiek We are working hard. Attikne'taiek
L'nui'sultinej Let us speak our language. L'nui'sultinej
Ninen na elmi'knikewaq We are the future people. Ninen na elmi'knikewaq
Tepiass wl-kina'muiek Take care to teach us well. Tepiass wl-kina'muiek

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