Paiute

noun Pai·ute \ˈpī-ˌyüt\
variants: or less commonly

Piute

\ˈpī-ˌyüt\

Definition of Paiute

  1. 1 :  a member of an American Indian people originally of Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California

  2. 2 :  either of the two Uto-Aztecan languages of the Paiute people

Origin and Etymology of paiute

alteration of Pie-Utaw, alteration of Paiuches, plural, from American Spanish Payuchis Southern Paiutes


First Known Use: 1827


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