Pronunciation: (yOOt, yOO'tē), [key]
—pl. Utes, (esp. collectively) Ute.
1. a member of an important tribe of the Shoshonean stock of North American Indians, now on reservations in Utah and Colorado.
2. their language, of the Uto-Aztecan family of languages.
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