Digital Language Vitality | Chinook jargon

Chinook jargon (chn)



English name Chinook jargon
Native name Chinuk Wawa
SIL code chn
Alternative names chinook jargon, chinook pidgin, chinook wawa, chinuk wawa, jargon, tsinuk wawa, wáwa činúk
Speakers L1: 723 (ethnologue),
L1: 100 (World Oral Literature Project” .),
L1: 23 (aggregate),
L1: 1 (Chinuk Wawa” (149-157 ch. 17) . Grant, Anthony P. (2013) , Michaelis, Susanne Maria, ),
L1: 30 (North America” (7-41) . Victor Golla and Ives Goddard and Lyle Campbell and Marianne Mi),
L1: 100 (Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL Interna)
Country Canada
Region Northern America
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code chn_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 8b
In yes
Vitality (Kornai, 2013) dead

Language packs

Windows10 input method no
Mac input no
Ubuntu input no
Windows language pack no
Mac language pack no
Ubuntu language pack no
Firefox language pack no
Firefox dictionary no
Office language pack no
Office interface pack no


Has Wikipedia no
Has Wikipedia Incubator yes

NLP tools

Hunspell status
Hunspell coverage None
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online 1
Primary texts all 10
Lexical resources online 2
Lexical resources all 7
Language descriptions online 3
Language descriptions all 4
Language in online resource None
Language in any resource None
Online resource about the language 2
Any resource about the language 2


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 3
Number of words 12,450
Number of characters None
Has FLOSS spell checkers no
In Watchtower no
Has UDHR translation no

Indigenous Tweets project

Number of blogs None
Number of posts None
Number of words None
Number of users 5
Number of tweets 6,574

Swadesh lists

Has Swadesh 110 no
Has Swadesh 207 no

Other databases

Panlex translations 154,651
In WALS no
In Omniglot yes
On no
Uriel features 0
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project no