Chinook Wawa

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Chinook Jargon, Chinook Pidgin, Jargon, Tsinuk Wawa
Autonym
Chinuk Wawa
Population

L1 users: 1 (Grant 2013).

Location

Oregon: Polk and Yamhill counties, Grand Ronde reservation.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

None known. Many words from Chinook, large admixture of words from Nuu-chah-nulth [nuk], Canadian French [fra], and English [eng].

Language Use

Shifted to English [eng]. Formerly used widely in 19th century as a trade language between Native Americans and Europeans, and between speakers of different languages.

Language Development
Dictionary. Bible portions: 1912.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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