Chinook Wawa

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A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Chinook Jargon, Chinook Pidgin
Population

83 in Canada (1962), increasing. Population total all countries: 723.

Location

British Columbia. Also in United States.

Language Status

8b (Reintroduced).

Dialects

Many words from Chinook, large admixture of words from Nuu-chah-nulth [nuk], Canadian French [fra], and English [eng].

Language Use

Formerly along Pacific coast from Oregon to Alaska, used between First Nations peoples and Europeans. Shifting to English [eng]. All older than 50 years.

Language Development
Revitalization program. Dictionary. Bible portions: 1912.
Writing
Latin script.

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