Native American Little People: Nimerigar (Nunumbi)

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Nimerigar
Nimerigar

Native American Little People: Nimerigar

Name: Nimerigar

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Tribal affiliation: Shoshone, Paiute

Alternate spellings: Nim-me-rig-ar, Nomorika, Numurika, Numudeka, Neme-reka, Newe-dekka, Numu-tuhka, Nemetakah, Nimidica, Nuwa’deca

Also known as: Nunumbi, Ninipi, Ninimbe, Ninimpi, Ninumbi, Ninumbee, Nu’numbi, Nunnupi, Ninimbeb, Ninnumbee, Ninambea, Ninnimbe, Ninambitz

Pronunciation: varies widely by dialect; usually similar to nuh-muh-duh-kah. “Nunumbi” is pronounced nuh-num-bee.

Type: Little people, antagonists (in Wampanoag lore)

Related figures in other tribes: Cannibal dwarfs (Arapaho)

Although benign races of small magical creatures exist in many Native American tribes, the Little People of the Shoshone and Paiute tribes are dangerous man-eaters and enemies of humankind. “Nimerigar” is a corruption of the Shoshone and Paiute words meaning “people-eaters”, and “Nunumbi” (and its many variants) means “little person.”

Source: native-languages

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