Paiute

noun
Pai·​ute | \ ˈpī-ˌyüt How to pronounce Paiute (audio) \
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Definition of Paiute

1 : a member of an American Indian people originally of Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California
2 : either of the two Uto-Aztecan languages of the Paiute people

First Known Use of Paiute

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Paiute

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

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“Paiute.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Paiute. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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Paiute

noun
Pai·​ute | \ ˈpī-ˌyüt \

Kids Definition of Paiute

1 : a member of an American Indian people originally of Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California
2 : either of the two languages of the Paiute people

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