Chi·​nook·​an shə-ˈnu̇-kən How to pronounce Chinookan (audio) -ˈnü- How to pronounce Chinookan (audio)
: an American Indian language family of Washington and Oregon
Chinookan adjective

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Chinookan was circa 1890

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“Chinookan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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