Lower Chinook

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Lower Chinook
Region Columbia River Valley
Native speakers
7 (Golla 2007), decreasing. Elderly only.  (2007)[1]
  • Lower Chinook
Language codes
ISO 639-3 chh
Glottolog chin1286[2]

Lower Chinook /ɪˈnʊk/,[3] also Chinook or Chinook proper, is a highly endangered language of the US Pacific Northwest.



  1. ^ Lower Chinook at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Chinook". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Laurie Bauer, 2007, The Linguistics Student’s Handbook, Edinburgh