Chinook

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Lower Chehalis c̓inúk (the name of a Chinook village on the Columbia river)

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Chinook

  1. A Native American language of the Penutian family of Oregon and Washington.
  2. Chinook Jargon, a pidgin trade language of the Pacific Northwest composed primarily of words from Chinook proper, English, and French, with some borrowings from other languages.
  3. A Native American people whose traditional tribal grounds were along the lower and middle Columbia River.
    The Chinook sent a hunting party to the south.

Noun[edit]

Chinook (plural Chinooks)

  1. A member of this Native American people.
  2. Alternative letter-case form of chinook

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