The South Tsimshian Language

South Tsimshian is spoken at Klemtu and may represent the original language of this area. It has been almost completely replaced by Heiltsuk, and increasingly, English.

The indigenous name of the language is /ski:xs/. As this language is nearly extinct and most native people in the area speak Heiltsuk, no practical spelling has developed.

South Tsimshian is a Tsimshianic language.


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