Re: Chilkoot Jargon
|Date:||Thursday, December 9, 1999, 4:44|
B Elliott Walker wrote:
> Anyone havc any info on the jargon called Chilkoot, spoken along the
> West Coast of what is now the US and Canada. As a trade lingo from the
> Tlinghits to the Baja?
> that would be chinook jargon. it's a trade/pidgin language that was used
> primarily on the west coat, reaching from Haida Gwaii to northern
> california-ish. it has a multitude of input langs, with the coast salish,
> athapaskan, and english being the most major, i would believe.
Lots of French, and via the same trappers etc. even
Native American words from (south) Central Canada
and the plains. Even a couple words from Hawaiian.