About

What is the Kaltash Wawa?

The Kaltash Wawa began as a community effort at making a Chinook Jargon (aka Chinuk Wawa) language ‘newspaper’ published in BC’s shorthand alphabet – Chinuk Pipa – once widely used to write Chinook Jargon and other Indigenous languages in British Columbia. This paper is written in Chinook Jargon as spoken and written in British Columbia as we can see in historical documents and as we have been taught (to then best of our abilities of course). Since then, the Kaltash Wawa site has grown into a place for learners of Chinuk Wawa. Content of all sorts made by the community is hosted here to both educate and to entertain!

All content is released totally free, but requires time, effort, and resources to make and host. If you would like to see the Kaltash Wawa continue producing content, any help to cover costs of hosting this site would be greatly appreciated. Donate here.

%d bloggers like this: