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Tsimshian Language (Smalgyax)

Tsimshian is a Penutian language of the Northwest Coast.
Tsimshian is spoken by about 400 people in British Columbia and Alaska today.

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Tsimshian Language
Tsimshian language samples and resources.

Tsimshian Culture and History
Information and links about the Tsimshian tribe past and present.

Tsimshian Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to common questions about the Tsimshians.

Tsimshian Legends
Introduction to Tsimshian mythology.

Tsimshian Language Resources

Our Online Tsimshian Materials

Tsimshian Vocabulary
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Tsimshian language, with comparison to words in other Penutian languages.
Tsimshian Animal Words:
     Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Tsimshian language.

Tsimshian Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Tsimshian Language Resources
     Shim-al-gyack (Tsimshian) language learning materials and online texts.
Sm'√°lgyax: The Tsimshian Language
     Website dedicated to the survival of the Tsimshian language.
Sm'algyax Living Legacy Talking Dictionary
     Online Tsimshian dictionary with audio files.
     Tsimshian orthography and text example.
Alaska Native Language Center: Tsimshian:
    Profile of the Tsimshian Indians and their language.
Tsimshian Indian Language * Tsimshian Orthography * Tsimshian Phonology * Tsimshian Grammar * Tsimshian Texts:
    Tsimshian Story:
    Scanned-in Tsimshian language materials from the Rosetta Project.
Native America Calling: Tsimpsean:
    Audio files of words and phrases in the Tsimshian language.
Tsimshian Prayers:
    Tsimshian translation of the Hail Mary prayer.
Smalgyax Language Plaque
     Canadian human rights tribute written in Smalgyax (Tsimshian).
House of Languages: Tsimshian:
    Information about Tsimshian language usage.
Ethnologue: Tsimshian:
    Demographic information about the Tsimshian language.
Tsimshian Language Tree:
    Theories about Tsimshian's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Coast Tsimshian Language Structures:
    Tsimshian linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Tsimshian Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
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Sm'Algyax: A Reference Dictionary and Grammar
     Dictionary of the Coast Tsimshian language for sale.
Sealaska Heritage Institute
     Native Alaskan cultural organization offers Tsimshian language learning books, tapes, and CDs for sale.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Wikipedia: Tsimshian:
Encyclopedia articles on the Tsimshian language.
Lengua Tsimshian:
Information on the Tsimshian language in Spanish.
Tsimshian links.
Tsimshian Tribe:
Tsimshian Indian books.

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