Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon, or Indian Trade Language of the North Pacific Coast.

Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon, or Indian Trade Language of the North Pacific Coast.
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Victoria, B.C.: T. N. Hibben & Co., n.d. [c.1878]. Small 8vo, 26 pp. and [3]pp. of ads. printed on wrappers. Original orange wrappers. Pages with toning, creasing, and edgewear but no loss of text; wrappers considerably worn and torn with some loss to the margins, particularly the rear panel. A fragile pamphlet preserved in a custom clamshell case. With Chinook-English and English-Chinook translations and “The Lord’s Prayer in Jargon” by Kloshe Kahkwa. A reprint of Hibben’s very popular dictionary first printed c.1871. Chinook Jargon was a pidgin trade language comprised of words from several indigenous languages of the Pacific Northwest, including Chinook, with vocabulary additions from European languages as trade with settlers grew. At its height in the nineteenth century it was used by an estimated 100,000 people but had largely died out by the 1900s. Efforts at reviving the language have been underway since 2012. Pamphlet dictionaries like this were in great demand among settlers and traders and many printings are recorded. WorldCat lists only 7 copies of this particular printing. OCLC: 7851447. (Item Id: 107568)

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