- a member of an American Indian people of the Sacramento River valley in California.
- the Wintun language of the Wintu.
Also called Wintun.
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Examples from the Web for wintu
The great majority of Wintu metamorphoses are effected by Olelbis.
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.