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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a Native American people inhabiting eastern Oregon, western Nevada, and adjacent areas of northeast California.
  • noun A member of a Native American people inhabiting southern Utah and Nevada, northern Arizona, and adjacent areas of southeast California.

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  • noun anthropology 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.

  • noun a member of either of two Shoshonean peoples (northern Paiute and southern Paiute) related to the Aztecs and living in the southwestern United States
  • noun the Shoshonean language spoken by the Paiute

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