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Re: Chilkoot Jargon

From:Acadon <acadon@...>
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? > > Mike > > >>>>> > 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. Leo Moser