Kahta Mamook Kopa Chinook Wawa - How to speak Chinook
Potlatch - a feast, a gift-giving, generally very elaborate but
can also mean a small gathering. Also the verb for "to give".
The lore of the great potlatch is too elaborate to delve into here, but suffice to say that the institution was the centrepiece of the Northwest economy, society, and culture and could involve days of eating, dancing, and singing, in addition to the gift-giving. Although it would also be used to describe one of the great feasts, potlatch is also the jargon verb for "give".
Lahal, slahal - a native gambling and social game common throughout
the Northwest Coast and Plateau.
Itlokum - the game of "hand".
Tanse - dance.
Shantie - sing.
Laball, laboul - ball, a ball game
Heehee - laugh, laughter
Pukpuk - blow with a fist, fight, brawl.
Big Hiyu - literally "the big many" - a large public gathering,
a big party.
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