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Palaihnih (also Palaihnihan or Palaiks) is a term used primarily by anthropologists and linguists to refer to the Pit River tribes of Northern California (the Achumawi and Atsegewi.) The word "palaihnih" does not have any meaning in the Achumawi or Atsugewi languages, and is probably derived from the Klamath word for their neighbors, P'laikni, which means "highlanders."

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Palaihnih Resources

Here are links to our webpages about the Palaihnih languages and cultures:
 Pitt River Indians
 Atsugewi language
 Achomawi legends
 California Native history
 Hokan languages

Here are links to online resources about the Palaihnihan languages:
 Wikipedia: Palaihnih languages
 Endangered Languages: Palaihnihan
 Ethnologue: Palaihnih

Books about the Palaihnih Indians

Here are a few good books about the Palaihnih tribes:
 Annikadel: The History of the Universe as Told by the Achumawi Indians
 The Morning The Sun Went Down
 Surviving Through the Days

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