Definition of Nimpkish in English:

Nimpkish

Pronunciation /ˈnɪmpkɪʃ/

noun

(also Nimkeesh)
  • A member of a North American Indian people of the Kwakiutl group inhabiting northern Vancouver Island.

adjective

(also Nimkeesh)
  • Of or relating to the Nimpkish.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Canadian Indian Affairs 1884. From Kwakiutl ʼnəmġis, self-designation.