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Chinook is a Native American family of the Pacific Northwest, which inhabited the lower Columbia River valley in what is now Washington and Oregon. Chinook comprise the Clatsop, Cathlamet, Multnomah, Watlala, Clowwewalla, Clackamas, Chilluckittequa and Wasco tribes

Coastal Chinook and Upper Chinook are extinct languages spoken by Chinook peoples. The Chinook Jargon is a form of that language, technically known as a pidgin or contact language, which evolved to allow the inhabitants of the Columbia River region to discuss business. This jargon was adopted by various newcomers (e.g., Chinese immigrants), who used it throughout the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, and contributed a number of words to local American English dialects (e.g. snookum, high muckimuck).

The Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) is Alaska's state fish and is native to the Pacific coast of North America.

Chinook winds are warm, dry winds that come down the eastern slope of Rocky Mountains into the plains. The name comes from a Native American word for "snow eater"

The CH-47 Chinook helicopter is used by a number of military forces, including the United States Army.

Chinook College[?] is a college in Calgary, Alberta.

Chinook is a computer program which plays checkers developed at the University of Alberta

Chinook is a breed of dog, bred to be a sled dog. See Chinook (dog)[?]



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