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Language Family: Tsimshianic

Language known as: Coast Tsimshian, Tsimshian

Sm̓algya̱x (also known as Coast Tsimshian) is spoken on the north coast British Columbia, in the Skeena River drainage and at New Metlakatla in Alaska.

State of the Language

First Nation Population Fluent Speakers Understand or Speak Somewhat Learning Speakers
Gitga'at Nation17635861050
Gitxaala Nation2170020558
Kitselas First Nation5373unknownunknownunknown
Kitsumkalum Band Council472752549
Lax Kw'alaams Band532301010160
Metlakatla Band Council8013unknownunknownunknown
Footnotes / References
1. Language Data from Gitga'at First Nation (2014), Language Needs Assessment #3316
2. Language Data from Gitxaala Nation (2008), Language Needs Assessment #1002
3. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2008). First Nation Registered Population.
4. Language Data from 'Na Aksa Gila Kyew Learning Centre (2014), Language Needs Assessment #3455
5. Language Data from Lax Kw'alaams Band (2007), Language Needs Assessment #686