Paiute


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Pai·ute

also Pi·ute  (pī′yo͞ot′)
n. pl. Paiute or Pai·utes also Piute or Pi·utes
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting eastern Oregon, western Nevada, and adjacent areas of northeast California. Also called Northern Paiute.
2. A member of a Native American people inhabiting southern Utah and Nevada, northern Arizona, and adjacent areas of southeast California. Also called Southern Paiute.

Pai′ute′ adj.

Paiute

(ˈpaɪˌuːt; paɪˈjuːt) or

Piute

npl -utes or -ute
1. (Peoples) a member of either of two North American Indian peoples (Northern Paiute and Southern Paiute) of the Southwestern US, related to the Aztecs
2. (Languages) the language of either of these peoples, belonging to the Shoshonean subfamily of the Uto-Aztecan family

Pai•ute

(paɪˈut, ˈpaɪ ut)

n., pl. -utes, (esp. collectively) -ute.
1. a member of an American Indian people of the U.S. Great Basin region.
2. either of two Uto-Aztecan languages spoken by the Paiutes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Paiute - a member of either of two Shoshonean peoples (northern Paiute and southern Paiute) related to the Aztecs and living in the southwestern United StatesPaiute - a member of either of two Shoshonean peoples (northern Paiute and southern Paiute) related to the Aztecs and living in the southwestern United States
Shoshone, Shoshoni - a member of the North American Indian people (related to the Aztecs) of the southwestern United States
2.Paiute - the Shoshonean language spoken by the Paiute
Shoshonean, Shoshonean language, Shoshonian, Shoshonian language - a subfamily of Uto-Aztecan languages spoken mainly in the southwestern United States
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Department of Agricultures Rural Development agency for awarding a grant of $465,000 to the Yerington Paiute Tribe and the City of Yerington for water infrastructure improvements.
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Vivian and the Legend of the Hoodoos" is a beautiful modern teaching tale of a Paiute Indian girl who needed to relearn some important native customs of respect, manners and gratitude for the gift of the pine cone nuts.
The Ute preyed upon their distant relations the Paiute in Utah in the great basin of Utah and Nevada to ply the southwest Native American slave trade.
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe was approved for $377,772 to develop a telehealth system that will serve nine partner sites, including three telepharmacy dispensers at tribal health clinics on the Walker River Paiute, Duckwater Shoshone and Fort McDermitt tribal reservations.
Cass Hite is a local legend who explored southern Utah between 1879 and 1914 and named Ticaboo after the Paiute word meaning "friendly.
Toosarvandani and his colleague Grace Dick, a teacher and native speaker of Northern Paiute, are collecting fragments of this critically endangered language, a dialect of Northern Paiute spoken exclusively around Bridgeport, California.
The Bureau of Land Management approved the route of a natural gas pipeline that will be built by Paiute Pipeline Co.
The Yerington Paiute Tribe many years ago formally requested this site become a Superfund site and placed on the NPL, while the city of Yerington, Lyon County and the state of Nevada have opposed that designation, with the main reason that cleanup has been done without the stigma of a Superfund or NPL site designation.
YESTERDAY AND TODAY Arts of the Southern Paiute (Braunstein Gallery)
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It looks to the oral traditions of Native groups based around the Four Corners region of the Southwest US (Navajo, Ute, Paiute and Hopi tribes) for clues about the long-gone Anaas<AEa>z<AEi> people, whose heavily-studied ruins and artifacts appear to the scientific mindset of white culture as static reminders of the past, but which for Native peoples have always been a living part of the landscape, with stories and meanings attached.