pl. -·utes or -·ute
- a member of a North American Indian people living in Nevada, E California, S Utah, and NW Arizona
- either of two Uto-Aztecan languages spoken by the Paiutes
Origin of Paiute; from Shoshonean pah-ute, literally , water Ute
nounpl. Paiute or Pai·utes also Piute or Pi·utes
- A member of a Native American people inhabiting eastern Oregon, western Nevada, and adjacent areas of northeast California. Also called Northern Paiute.
- A member of a Native American people inhabiting southern Utah and Nevada, northern Arizona, and adjacent areas of southeast California. Also called Southern Paiute.