This is what a map in Chinook Jargon looks like
It occurs to me that Iʹve never seen a map in Chinuk Wawa.
So this was a good find.
Itʹs meant to show how the house that the Virgin Mary was born in, and later shared with Joseph and Jesus and a mess of apostles, flew (yup!) from Nazareth, northwest to Terzato in Italy and then to Loreto near Rome.
Hereʹs what the various shorthand words on it saŷ
Tirsato Tyurki ilihi Tlil solt chok
Terzato Turkey Black Sea
Lorito Dalmasia Konstantinopl
Loreto Dalmatia Constantinope
Rom Grik ilihi Tyurki ilihi
Rome Greece Turkey
Itali ilihi(?) Nasarit
And hereʹs some commentary relating to the map — ̂
Iakwa msaika nanich kata
Here you folks can see how
saia iaka chako tlus Mari iaka
far the blessed Maryʹs
haws. Kopa Nasarit pi k’o kopa
house came. From Nazareth all the way to
Tirsato, wik saia <2 000>
Terzato, is nearly 2,000
mail. Pi wiht kopa Tirsato
miles. And then from Terzato
pi k’o kopa Lorito <200> mail
all the way to Loreto is 200 miles.
Iaka chako sahali sol chok,
It came over the sea,
pi sahali kopa Tyurki ilihi pi wiht
and over Turkey and again
sahali kopa solt chok pi wiht hloima
over the sea and again a different
Tyurki ilihi pi Dalmasia ilihi pi iawa
Turkish area and Dalmatia and then
iaka k’o kopa Tirsato. Kimta
it arrived at Terzato. After that
iaka klatwa kopa Lorito
it went to Loreto.
— Kamloops Wawa #142 (July 1896), page 162