Definition of Numic in English:

Numic

Pronunciation /ˈnʌmɪk/

adjective

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

    Formerly called Plateau Shoshonean.

  • 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.