Chinook Jargon

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Chinook Jargon

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A pidgin language combining words from Nootka, Chinook, Salishan languages, French, and English, formerly used as a lingua franca in the Pacific Northwest.

Chinook Jargon

n
(Languages) a pidgin language containing elements of Native American languages, English, and French: formerly used among fur traders and Indians on the NW coast of North America

Chinook′ Jar′gon


n.
a pidgin based largely on Nootka, Lower Chinook, French, and English, once widely used as a lingua franca from Alaska to Oregon.
[1830–40]
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Noun1.Chinook Jargon - a pidgin incorporating Chinook and French and English words; formerly used as a lingua franca in northwestern North America
pidgin - an artificial language used for trade between speakers of different languages
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Also new are a sketch of Chinuk Wawa grammar; etymological notes on the origins of words; and a supplementary vocabulary of words, expressions, and meanings that are known from other parts of the greater lower Columbia River region but have not been passed down from Grand Ronde elders.
Once Underriner comes on board in January, the college will work with the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde to offer a four-hour course in Chinuk Wawa, a trade language used among native Northwest tribes.
So he does his best to ask for it - in Chinuk Wawa, the only language spoken in his immersion preschool.