Definition of Gitksan in US English:

Gitksan

noun

  • 1A member of a North American Indian people inhabiting north-western British Columbia, Canada.

  • 2The language spoken by the Gitksan, belonging to the Tsimshian language family.

adjective

  • Of or relating to the Gitksan or their language.

Origin

Late 19th century. Partly from Gitksan kitksan (in other dialects kitxsan, kitxsen) people of the Skeena River, and partly from its cognate Coast Tsimshian kitksyán.