Chinook

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Lower Chinook, Shoalwater
Population

7 (Golla 2007), decreasing. Ethnic population: 140 (2000 census).

Location

Oregon: Warm Springs Reservation; Washington: Yakima Reservation.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

Klatsop (Clatsop, Tlatsop), Shoalwater (Chinook Proper).

Typology

SVO, VSO.

Language Use

Shifted to English [eng]. Language classes at Warm Springs. Elderly only.

Language Development
Grammar.
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