Gitsenimx̱

Gitsenimx̱ is spoken by the Gitxsan Nation whose territory is along the upper Skeena and Bulkley Rivers. This Nation has six main villages that the Canadian government recognized as individual First Nations. The three villages along the lower portion of the Skeena River in Gitxsan territory speak the western dialect. In the three villages in the northeastern part of the territory speak the people have a different pronounciation for the name of their language and call it Gitsanimx̱.

"There are approximately 13,000 members of the Gitxsan nation worldwide, with about 70% living on the traditional territories. The population is young compared to provincial and Canadian statistics with over 70% under the age of 30. Most live in five Gitxsan villages (Gitwangak, Gitsegukla, Gitanmaax, Glen Vowell, Kispiox) and two provincial municipalities (Hazelton, New Hazelton). The Gitxsan people make up about 80% of the total population living on the territories. The remaining population is mostly of European descent"[[copied from http://www.gitxsan.com/html/who.htm]].

First NationPopulationFluent SpeakersUnderstand or Speak SomewhatLearning Speakers
Gitanmaax Band Council3980[[8105]]
Gitanyow Band Council831[[8610]]
Gitsegukla Band Council1008[[7994]]
Gitwangak Band Council1304[[8085]]
Sik-edakh (Glen Vowell)408[[8115]]
Anspa yaxw (Kispiox)1415[[8112]]
Region: 
Other language names: 
Gitsanimx̱
Gitxsan
Gitxsen
Gitksan
Hazelton
Language family: 
Tsimshianic