Definition of Pit River in English:

Pit River

(also Pitt River)

adjective

  • 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.

noun

  • A member of any of the bands of the Pit River people.

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

Pit River

/pɪt ˈrɪvə/