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Tsimshian

noun Tsim·shi·an \ˈchim-shē-ən, ˈ(t)si-\
plural Tsim·shi·an or Tsim·shi·ans

Definition of TSIMSHIAN

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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