Arok Wolvengrey

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Arok Elessar Wolvengrey /ˈærək ˈwʊlvən.ɡr/ (born 2 June 1965 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)[1] is a Canadian linguist noted for his work with Amerindian languages.

Wolvengrey received his Bachelor's Degree at the University of Saskatchewan, his Master's at the University of Manitoba, and his Doctorate at University of Amsterdam.

On 15 October 2001, Wolvengrey published what is regarded as the most extensive CreeEnglish dictionary to date. The two-volume work, titled ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ: ᐃᑗᐏᓇ / nēhiýawēwin: itwēwina / Cree: Words, includes 15 000 Cree-to-English and 35 000 English-to-Cree entries.

As of 2018, Wolvengrey is Professor of Algonquian Languages and Linguistics in the Department of Indigenous Languages, Arts and Cultures at the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv), University of Regina campus. His regularly offered classes focus on syntax and the languages of the Americas.


  • Wolvengrey, Arok, ed. ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ: ᐃᑗᐏᓇ / nēhiýawēwin: itwēwina/Cree: Words. Canadian Plains Research Center, 15 October 2001. ISBN 0-88977-127-8.
  • New Cree dictionary launched (University of Regina press release, 15 October 2001)


  1. ^ A.E. Wolvengrey, 1965 - at the Uva Album Academicum website.

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