Chinook jargon

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Chinook jargon,

lingua francalingua franca
, an auxiliary language, generally of a hybrid and partially developed nature, that is employed over an extensive area by people speaking different and mutually unintelligible tongues in order to communicate with one another.
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 of early traders on the Northwest Coast of the United States and Canada. It included Chinook, Nootka, English, and French words, with various borrowings.
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Another requirement is that teachers speak only Chinuk Wawa when children are in the classroom - and gently but relentlessly prod students to do the same.
For Whisler, 51, a petite, blond grandmother, the opportunity to learn Chinuk Wawa was "a godsend.
As an adult, Whisler would invite her aunts over for pastries and coffee, just to hear their Chinuk Wawa.