280 in Canada (2011 census). 1 speaker of Southern Tsimshian; the rest speak Coast Tsimshian (Golla 2007). 2001 Canada census lists 505 in Canada. Population total all countries: 350. Ethnic population: 6,780 (Golla 2007).
North coast British Columbia. Southern Tsimshian at southern end on coast at Klemtu. Also in United States.
Coast Tsimshian (Sm’algyax), Southern Tsimshian (Old Klemtu, Sguxs).
SOV; prepositions; genitives, adjectives before noun heads
Speakers 50 and older. Also use English [eng].
Southern dialect very divergent.