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  • proper n. A pidginized Native American language used by various tribes of the Pacific Northwest.

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Examples

  • Check out the Chinook Jargon page that zaelic gives and head out to the conference to get the latest word, though.

    languagehat.com: ANYONE FOR SALISHAN?

  • The Wawa stores around here U Penn made me do a bit of a doubletake for some time when I first got here because to me wawa is the Chinook Jargon word "to speak, language, talk" and I didn't expect to see it so far from home.

    languagehat.com: THE KAMLOOPS WAWA.

  • A person I went to school with, Janna Underinner, is now working with one of the Oregon Coast reservations (it may be the Grand Ronde reservation) to make Chinook wawa their language (I'm a little fuzzy about the exact situation), so your short story would be good, but my impression is that Chinook Jargon is based on Nuuchanuulth which is Wakashan, not Salishan.

    languagehat.com: ANYONE FOR SALISHAN?

  • I'm not surprised that a newspaper partly in Chinook Jargon was published in British Columbia a century ago, but I'm astonished it lasted for over thirty years; the University of Saskatchewan Library has acquired a run of it and is mounting an exhibition, and the corresponding web page has some great images.

    languagehat.com: THE KAMLOOPS WAWA.

  • The whale, named Tilikum or "friend" in the Native American language Chinook Jargon, is among the killer whales, dolphins and seals whose shows have made SeaWorld so popular.

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  • The word Cheechako, from Chinook Jargon, originated in the United States (Alaska) and Canada

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  • Link to a google books Chinook Jargon dictionary
    http://goo.gl/AJEyW
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    CHINOOK JARGON OR TRADE LANGUAGE OF OREGON BY GEORGE GIBBS

    February 5, 2013