Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn
Another Western patois was called "Chinook".
Same language, I see ...
Chinuk Wawa was spoken from the northern tip of what is today California all the way to the southern tip of Alaska and even into Oregon and to a lesser extent the Yukon.
What I find fascinating though is that Chinuk Wawa actually contains words from the different indigenous languages, English, French, Spanish, Russian, Hawaiian, and even Chinese and predates confederation. In fact, it remained a major language of the Pacific Northwest until around 1900 in what is now BC and until around 1930 in what is today Washington state. teach about the history of this language in history class and it will be pretty hard for anyone to believe that Canada was founded by just two founding peoples. Even the vocabulary of the language keeps a trace of the different linguistic influences even from across the Pacific Ocean.