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The principal tribal or group names used sometimes with a wide and sometimes with a narrow extension, are Ute, Paiute, Shoshoni, Bannock, and Snake.

Ute has sometimes been used to include the Paiute who adjoin them on the west.  The dialects are very similar.

Paiute is the term ordinarily used to designate all the Indians of Nevada, except for the small tribe of non-Shoshonean Washo about Reno and Carson and the Shoshoni in the northeastern part of the state.  These "Paiute," however, include two quite distinct branches; first, the true Paiute of southern Nevada, closely allied in language to the Ute, and second, those of northwestern Nevada, called by Powell Paviotso, allied in speech to the Monachi (Mono) of the Sierra Nevada in California.  How far the term Paviotso is applicable to all this second group is not known.  The word does not appear to be popularly known.

The Shoshoni include Indians east of the Rockies on Wind river reservation in Wyoming, and west of the Rockies on Fort Hall reservation in Idaho and others in northwestern Nevada.  The dialect of all these is quite distinct, both from that of the Ute and Paiute and from that of the Monachi and Paviotso, but is closely allied to the Comanche.  Vocabularies
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