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

  • noun A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting a large area of Colorado, Utah, and northern New Mexico, with present-day populations in northeast Utah and along the Colorado–New Mexico border.
  • noun The Uto-Aztecan language of the Ute.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A member of a tribe of American Indians who belong to the Shoshone family, and dwell in Utah, Colorado, and neighboring regions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A Native American people of Utah, Colorado and New Mexico.
  • proper noun The language of this people, of the Numic branch of the Uto-Aztecan language family.
  • noun A member of this people.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a member of the Shoshonean people of Utah and Colorado and New Mexico
  • noun the Shoshonean language spoken by the Utes

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Utah, Ute Indian, from American Spanish Yuta; akin to Southern Paiute yuuttaci.]

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