The Grand Ronde Indians are a confederation of tribes of western Oregon.
Tribes represented on the Grand Ronde reservation include
the Kalapuya, Molalla, Rogue River Athabaskans, Shasta, Umpqua, Klickitat, Chinook, Tillamook, and others.
Most of these bands were compelled to move onto Grand Ronde from other locations in Oregon, and they all spoke
different languages, so they mostly had to give up their disparate languages in order to survive together. Today,
the tribe is working to revive the old Chinook Jargon trade language, which played an important role in the shared
history of several of the Grand Ronde tribes.
Our resources about the Chinook Jargon trade language.
Our resources about the Kalapuya language (spoken by the Kalapuya, Atfalati, Yoncalla, Yamhill, and
other tribes of Grand Ronde)
Our resources about the Molalla language.
Our resources about the Shasta language.
Our resources about the Umpqua language.