Nootka Jargon

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Nootka Jargon
Native to Canada
Region Pacific Northwest
Native speakers
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog None

Nootka Jargon was a Nootka (Nuu-chah-nulth) pidgin used as a trade language along the Pacific Northwest coast in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It was a predecessor to the Chinook Jargon, with a number of Nootka words at the core of that language.[1]


  1. ^ Thomas, Edward Harper (1935). Chinook:.... A History and Dictionary. Portland, OR: Metropolitan Press.