chinook

[ shi-noo k, -nook, chi- ]SEE DEFINITION OF chinook
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Chinook is a combination of English, French and Indian words.

Need I add that tum-tum in the Chinook jargon signifies the soul!

His Chinook jargon was published by the Smithsonian Institution.

The girl said something to the officer in the Chinook language.

Was she to become another of those that the first chinook uncovered?

One of the lads could talk a little Chinook mixed with English.

When I asked in Chinook, "How far is it to feed for our horses?"

A large sea-canoe, manned by Chinook paddlers, was floating at the beach.

Breed visited Peg's home ridge during the height of the chinook.

The last was the name of his own ranch, and in the Chinook jargon signified an eagle.

WORD ORIGIN

name for a group of related native people in the Columbia River region of Washington and Oregon, from Salishan /činuk/, name of a village site. Name also extended to a type of salmon (1851) and warm spring wind. Chinook jargon was a mishmash of native (Chinook and Nootka), French, and English words; it once was lingua franca in the Pacific Northwest, and it is the earliest attested use of the word (1840).

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