from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Either of two distinct Native American peoples inhabiting parts of the Great Basin, specifically:
- n. A group occupying eastern Oregon, western Nevada, and adjacent areas of northeast California. Also called Northern Paiute.
- n. A group occupying southern Utah and Nevada, northern Arizona, and adjacent areas of southeast California. Also called Southern Paiute.
- n. A member of either of these peoples.
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- n. Any member of two related groups of North American aboriginal peoples—the Northern Paiute of California, Nevada, and Oregon, and the Southern Paiute of Arizona, southeastern California and Nevada, and Utah.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a member of either of two Shoshonean peoples (northern Paiute and southern Paiute) related to the Aztecs and living in the southwestern United States
- n. the Shoshonean language spoken by the Paiute
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