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Numu/Paiute Language and Paiute English

The Numu/ Northern Paiute language that Frieda Brown is speaking is part of the Uto-Aztecan language family. Other members of the family include, obviously, Aztec, but the Paiute spoken in Yerington is only distantly related; instead, it is part of the sub-family Northern Uto-Aztecan, and within that, the Numic Western group. Its closest relative is the Mono language.

The correct description of what is spoken in Yerington-Schurz is South Northern Paiute.  (You can look this up on several sites, including


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