The Vanyume Indians belonged to the Shoshonean Division of the Uto-Aztecan linguistic stock. Their closest connections being probably with the Kitanemuk, and secondly with the Serrano.
Vanyume Indians. Name applied by the Mohave; significance unknown, though it is probably related to the term Panamint given to the Koso. Also called:
Tübatulabal Indians. A Shoshonean word meaning “pine-nut eaters.”
On Mohave River.
(See Alliklik.) They are now extinct as a tribe.