The modern spelling of Piute (See Piute)
a member of either of two Shoshonean peoples (northern Paiute and southern Paiute) related to the Aztecs and living in the southwestern United States
the Shoshonean language spoken by the Paiute people
One of the groups of native peoples who inhabited southern Nevada for thousands of years before settlement by European people.
American Indian tribe who live in southern Utah, southeastern California, northern Arizona, and southern Nevada
Paiute (sometimes written Piute) refers to two related groups of Native Americans — the Northern Paiute of California, Nevada and Oregon, and the Southern Paiute of Arizona, southeastern California, and Nevada, and Utah, who spoke languages belonging to the Numic branch of the Uto-Aztecan family of Native American languages. The use of the name "Paiute" for these peoples is misleading. The Northern Paiute are more closely related to the Shoshone than to the Southern Paiute; the Southern Paiute are more closely related to the Ute than to the Northern Paiute.