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image located by Valentin Poposki, 19 August 2019
Paipai is a nation, ethno-linguistic entity, not a tribe, as in US laws
sense. Many of Arizona tribes are part of this nation, as Yavapai, Havasupai and
Hualapai. This nation has its flag which was hoisted this summer (2019) during
the meeting of Paipai tribes in Arizona.
Valentin Poposki, 19 August 2019
You will notice that the name on the flag you found is "PA IPAI".
At least initially, this was not a collective name but only that of the "Akwa'ala" of Mexico. But that may have changed.
Ethnologue.com quotes them as speaking a different language from the Havasupai, Hualapai or Yavasupai. Nevertheless, they all belong to the Yuma family, like the proper Dieguenos (hence San Diego) who call themselves "Ipai", cousins of the Tipais and Kumiai.
Jean-Marc Merklin, 1 September 2019