- Glossary definition: Paiute
(sometimes written Piute)

Paiute refers to two related groups - Northern Paiute and Southern Paiute - of Native Americans speaking languages belonging to the Numic branch of the Uto-Aztecan family of Native American languages. The Northern Paiute call themselves Numa (sometimes written Numu); the Southern Paiute call themselves Nuwuvi. Both terms mean "the people."