160 in Canada, all users. L1 users: 110 (FPCC 2014). 1 speaker of Southern Tsimshian; the rest speak Coast Tsimshian (Golla 2007). L2 users: 50 (2000). Ethnic population: 6,880 (FPCC 2014). Total users in all countries: 228 (as L1: 178; as L2: 50).
British Columbia province: north coast, on coast at Klemtu.
Southern Tsimshian (Old Klemtu, Sguxs, Skiixs), Coast Tsimshian (Sm’algyax).
SOV; prepositions; genitives, adjectives before noun heads.
Latin script [Latn].
Southern dialect very divergent.