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(ˈnʌm ɪk)

a branch of the Uto-Aztecan language family that includes Northern Paiute, Shoshone, Comanche, Southern Paiute, and Ute.
[1958; coined from nɨmɨ person (in several Numic languages)]
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There are parallels to this process elsewhere in the world, for example in Munda and Numic kinship systems (Parkin 1992; Hage et al.
Kaestle and David Glenn-Smith, "Ancient Mitochondrial DNA Evidence for Prehistoric Population Movement: The Numic [Western Nevada] Expansion," American Journal of Physical Anthropology 115 (2001): 1-12; C.
In presenting a history of the dating techniques applied to rock-art in America and Europe, Pearson demonstrates the applicability of ethnographic data to the interpretation of Numic (Uto-Aztecan) rock-art of the Coso Range of the western Great Basin of North America.