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Chinookan

[shi-noo k-uh n, -noo-kuh n, chi-]
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noun
  1. a language family comprising only Lower Chinook and Upper Chinook.
adjective
  1. of or relating to the Chinooks or to Chinookan.

Origin of Chinookan

First recorded in 1885–90; Chinook + -an
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Historical Examples

  • The Chinookan linguistic family includes a number of separate tribes.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2

    Various