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Tsimshian

[ tsim-shee-uhn ]
/ ˈtsɪm ʃi ən /
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noun, plural Tsim·shi·ans, (especially collectively) Tsim·shi·an for 1.
a member of a group of Indigenous peoples of the coastal region of British Columbia and Annette Island, Alaska.
the languages of the Tsimshian, sometimes considered part of the Penutian family.
adjective
of or relating to the Tsimshian or their languages.
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Origin of Tsimshian

First recorded in 1830–40; from Tsimshian; literally, “inside the Skeena River”; see Skeena

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British Dictionary definitions for Tsimshian

Tsimshian
/ (ˈtʃɪmʃɪən) /

noun
a member of a Native Canadian people of northern British Columbia
the Penutian language of this people

Word Origin for Tsimshian

C19: from Tsimshian, inside the Skeena River
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