- 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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Mayu, carrying-sacks of net-work such as the Paiute and Chemehuevi use.
Soldiers were once stationed there on account of the Chemehuevi or Paiute.
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.
- 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