Tsimshian

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

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 and Etymology of tsimshian

Tsimshian (Coast and Southern Tsimshian languages) c̓msyan, a self-designation, literally, inside the Skeena (River)


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