Chinook Jargon
chinuk wawa, wawa, chinook lelang, lelang, chinook
Country Canada, United States
Region Pacific Northwest (Interior and Coast): Alaska, British Columbia, Washington State, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Northern California
Speakers
640+ (at least 3 native adult speakers alive in 2019 based on estimates from the Chinook Jargon Listserv archives) (2020)
Revival Never went completely extinct. 650 native speakers according to 2010 US Census.
Family
Writing
De facto Latin,
historically Duployan;
currently standardized IPA-based orthography
AreaBritish Columbia. Also in United States.
Language Sites
ISO 639-2 chn
ISO 639-3 chn
Glottolog pidg1254  (pidgin)
chin1272  (creole)
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