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[pahy-oot, pahy-oot] /paɪˈut, ˈpaɪ ut/
noun, plural Paiutes (especially collectively) Paiute.
a member of a group of North American Indians of the Uto-Aztecan family dwelling in California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona.
either of two mutually unintelligible Uto-Aztecan languages (Northern Paiute and Southern Paiute) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Mayu, carrying-sacks of net-work such as the Paiute and Chemehuevi use.

    Seven Mohave Myths A. L. Kroeber
  • Soldiers were once stationed there on account of the Chemehuevi or Paiute.

    Seven Mohave Myths A. L. Kroeber
  • The Paiute fashion of counting time appeals to me more than any other calendar.

  • Something to wrap around him is as necessary to the Paiute as to you your closet to pray in.

  • These first, you understand, are the Paiute's walls, the other his furnishings.

  • On the other hand, the Paiute, from whom the ghost dance was derived, did not hypnotize.

  • Blythe notes that east of this population there were "no pure Paiute bands."

  • Joe Baker went and laid his rifle and cartridge belt at the Paiute's feet.

    The Basket Woman Mary Austin
  • Her son was his brother, and Walter learned to speak Paiute before he learned English.

    The Basket Woman Mary Austin
  • That is the very boundary between the Paiute country and Shoshone land.

    The Basket Woman Mary Austin
British Dictionary definitions for Paiute


/ˈpaɪˌuːt; paɪˈjuːt/
(pl) -utes, -ute. a member of either of two North American Indian peoples (Northern Paiute and Southern Paiute) of the Southwestern US, related to the Aztecs
the language of either of these peoples, belonging to the Shoshonean subfamily of the Uto-Aztecan family
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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