Definition of Nishga in English:

Nishga

Syllabification: Nish·ga
Pronunciation: /ˈniSHgə
 
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(also Niska /ˈniskə/)

noun (plural same)

  • 1A member of a branch of the Tsimshian people of British Columbia inhabiting the Nass river basin.
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    • He taught the Nishga how to use it, and he translated the Gospels into English and Nishga - it was a great step in education.
    • In an historic split decision, the Supreme Court in 1973 technically ruled against the Nishga.
  • 2The dialect of Tsimshian spoken by the Nishga.

adjective

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  • Relating to the Nishga or their language.
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    • She has been teaching her the techniques of Haida and Nishga weaving since 1993.
    • Unfortunately, it was one of the Niska performances I happened to miss… I can't remember why.
    • The union says their claim is for actual compensation for lost lands while the Nishga case involves legal title land.

Origin

the name in Nishga nisqá’a.

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