are a tribe
of Native Americans
of the Shoshonean linguistic group. Ute reservations are located in eastern Utah
and southwestern Colorado
. The state of Utah is named for this tribe.
See also Ute mythology
In Australian usage, the word ute is short for "utility vehicle", the Australian equivalent of the pickup truck. NOTE - it is ALWAYS referred to as a 'ute' never a 'ute vehicle'.
Ute is alse the queen mother of the kingdom of Worms in the Nibelungenlied