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Chinuk Wawa: kakwa nsayka ulman-tilixam laska munk-kemteks nsayka / As our elders teach us to speak it

Chinuk Wawa: kakwa nsayka ulman-tilixam laska munk-kemteks nsayka / As our elders teach us to speak it

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Author: The Chinuk Wawa Dictionary Project

Publisher: Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, 2012

Chinuk Wawa (also known as Jargon and Chinook Jargon) is a hybrid lingua franca consisting of simplified Chinookan, combined with contributions from Nuuchahnulth (Nootkan), Canadian French, English, and other languages. It originated on the lower Columbia River, where it once was the predominant medium of intertribal and interethnic communication. Even after English came into general use on the lower Columbia, Chinuk Wawa survived for generations in families and communities shaped by the meeting of the region's historically diverse tribes and races. This Chinuk Wawa dictionary is based primarily on records from one such community, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Oregon, where Chinuk Wawa is taught as a community heritage language.

400 pages.

ISBN: 9780295991863

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