Definition of Tsimshian
plural Tsimshian or Tsimshians
1 : a member of a group of American Indian peoples of west central British Columbia and southern Alaska
2 : the family of closely related languages spoken by the Tsimshian peoples
Origin of tsimshian
Tsimshian (Coast and Southern Tsimshian languages) c̓msyan, a self-designation, literally, inside the Skeena (River)
First Known Use: 1836
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