- 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).
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Examples from the Web for piute
The Claywall physician came into the little room as silently as a Piute.They of the High Trails</p>
They yowled and danced like Piute Indians, and glared at each other as they danced.In a Little Town
You see the Piute women put black on their faces when a child is gone.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1
Arriving there, we found only a Piute family and one Oriba woman.Jacob Hamblin: A Narrative of His Personal Experience
James A. Little
Piute will get deer, or you may shoot them yourself; eat all the venison you can.The Heritage of the Desert
- a variant spelling of Paiute
- plural -utes or -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