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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.
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(ˈpaɪˌuːt; paɪˈjuːt) or


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
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(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.
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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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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." Hite was an explorer and a pioneer who descended Ticaboo Canyon in his search for gold and silver.
This dialect of Northern Paiute is down to its last handful of speakers.
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.