Chinook jargon
noun Usage: often capitalized J Date: 1840 a pidgin language based on Chinook and other Indian languages, French, and English and formerly used as a lingua franca in the northwestern United States and on the Pacific coast of Canada and Alaska

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  • Chinook Jargon — a pidgin based largely on Nootka, Lower Chinook, French, and English, once widely used as a lingua franca from Alaska to Oregon. [1830 40] * * * ▪ language also called  Tsinuk Wawa         pidgin, presently extinct, formerly used as a trade… …   Universalium

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  • Chinook Jargon — noun A pidginized Native American language used by various tribes of the Pacific Northwest. Syn: Chinook Pidgin, Chinook Wawa …   Wiktionary

  • Chinook Jargon — noun an extinct pidgin composed of elements from Chinook, Nootka, English, French, and other languages, formerly used in the Pacific North West of North America …   English new terms dictionary

  • Chinook jargon — /tʃəˈnuk/ (say chuh noohk), / ˈnʊk/ (say nook) noun a lingua franca composed of words from Chinook and other indigenous languages and from English and French. It was formerly widely used among traders and local people in the Colombia River… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Chinook jargon — ISO 639 3 Code : chn ISO 639 2/B Code : chn ISO 639 2/T Code : chn ISO 639 1 Code : Scope : Individual Language Type : Living …   Names of Languages ISO 639-3

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