Tsimshian(redirected from Chimesyan)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
n. pl. Tsimshian or Tsi·mshi·ans
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting a coastal area of western British Columbia and extreme southeast Alaska.
2. The family of languages spoken by the Tsimshian and related peoples.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Peoples) a member of a Native Canadian people of northern British Columbia
2. (Languages) the Penutian language of this people
[C19: from Tsimshian, inside the Skeena River]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Tsim•shi•an(ˈtʃɪm ʃi ən, ˈtsɪm-)
n., pl. -ans, (esp. collectively) -an.
1. a member of an American Indian people occupying a region of coastal British Columbia S of the present border with Alaska.
2. the language of the Tsimshian.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||Tsimshian - a member of a Penutian people who lived on rivers and a sound in British Columbia|
Penutian - a member of a North American Indian people speaking one of the Penutian languages
|2.||Tsimshian - a Penutian language spoken by the Tsimshian|
Penutian - a family of Amerindian language spoken in the great interior valley of California
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.