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Lower Chinook

[loh-er] /ˈloʊ ər/
noun
1.
an extinct Chinookan language that was spoken by tribes on both banks of the Columbia River estuary.
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  • The Lower Chinook dialects are now practically extinct; of persons of pure Chinook blood only about three hundred now exist.

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