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Wintu

[win-too, win-too]
noun, plural Win·tus, especially collectively Win·tu for 1.
  1. a member of an American Indian people of the Sacramento River valley in California.
  2. the Wintun language of the Wintu.
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Also called Wintun.
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Historical Examples

  • The great majority of Wintu metamorphoses are effected by Olelbis.

    Creation Myths of Primitive America

    Jeremiah Curtin

  • The myths from one to nine inclusive are Wintu, from ten to the end Yana.

  • To understand the Wintu mind, it is indispensable to begin with Olelbis.

  • The following four spirit songs are from my Wintu collection.

  • The Wintu system is remarkable for the peculiar development of the chief divinity, Olelbis, called also Nomhliëstawa.