One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of, relating to, or designating any of the nine bands of a North American Indian people living along the Pit River in northern California, also referred to collectively as the Achumawi.
A member of any of the bands of the Pit River people.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Alta California (San Francisco). From Pit River, the name of a river in northern California along which the people live.
Pit River/pɪt ˈrɪvə/
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