Chinookan languages

Chinookan Languages


Chinookan languages

to get instant updates about 'Chinookan Languages' on your MyPage. Meet other similar minded people. Its Free!


All Updates


Chinookan is a small family of languages spoken in Oregon and Washington along the Columbia River by Chinook peoples.

Family division

Chinookan languages consists of three languages with multiple varieties. There is some dispute over classification, and there are two ISO 639-3 codes assigned: (Chinook, Lower Chinook) and (Wasco-Wishram, Upper Chinook). For example, Ethnologue 15e classifies Kiksht as Lower Chinook, while others consider it instead Upper Chinook (), as used in this article.

  1. Kathlamet (also known as Katlamat, Cathlamet), now extinct (†).
  2. :Kathlamet was spoken in northwestern Oregon along the south bank of the lower Columbia River.
  3. :Kathlamet has been classified as a dialect of Upper Chinook (or Middle Chinook), but they are not mutually intelligible.
  4. Lower Chinook (also known as Coastal Chinook) (), now extinct (†).
    • <span style="font-size: 85%; line-height: 1.3em;">Clatsop was spoken in northwestern Oregon around the mouth of the Columbia River and the Clatsop Plains (†). </span>
    • <span style="font-size: 85%; line-height: 1.3em;">Shoalwater (also known as Chinook proper), now extinct (†). Shoalwater was spoken in southwestern Washington around southern Willapa Bay.</span>
  5. Upper Chinook (also known as Kiksht, Columbia Chinook) ()
    • <span style="font-size: 85%; line-height: 1.3em;">Cascades, (also known as Watlalla or Watlala) now extinct (†). </span>
    • <span......
    • ...

Read More

No feeds found

wait Posting your question. Please wait!...


Language Family
No messages found
Tell your friends >
about this page
 Create a new Page
for companies, colleges, celebrities or anything you like.Get updates on MyPage.
Create a new Page
 Find your friends
  Find friends on MyPage from