280 in Canada (2011 census). 1 speaker of Southern Tsimshian; the rest speak Coast Tsimshian (Golla 2007). Population total all countries: 350. Ethnic population: 6,780 (Golla 2007). L2 users: 50 in Canada (2000).
North coast British Columbia. Southern Tsimshian at southern end on coast at Klemtu.
Coast Tsimshian (Sm’algyax), Southern Tsimshian (Old Klemtu, Sguxs).
SOV; prepositions; genitives, adjectives before noun heads.
Latin script [Latn].
Southern dialect very divergent.