Definition of Numic in US English:

Numic

adjective

  • 1Of or designating a subgroup of the Uto-Aztecan family of languages.

  • 2Of, relating to, or designating a North American Indian people speaking one of the Numic languages, or such peoples collectively.

Origin

1950s. Either from Shoshone nɨmɨ person, people, or from Northern Paiute nɨmɨ or Southern Paiute nɨmɨ in the same sense + -ic.

Pronunciation

Numic

/ˈnʌmɪk/