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The Writings of John Muir
Volume 3 - Glossary of Words in the Chinook Jargon

Boston: English.
Chuck: Water, stream.
Delait: Very, or very good.
Friday: Shoreward.
Hi yu: A great quantity of, plenty of.
Hootchenoo: A native liquor. See page 246.
Hyas: Big, very.
Klosh: Good.
Kumtux: Know, understand.
Mika: You, your (singular).
Muck-a-muck: Food.
Poogh: Shoot, shooting.
Sagh-a-ya: How do you do?
Skookum: Strong.
Skookum-house: Jail.
Tillicum: Friend.
Tola: Lead (verb).
Tucktay: Seaward.
Tumtum: Mind, heart.
Wawa: Talk (noun or verb).

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