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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Pueblo people occupying a number of mesa-top pueblos on reservation land in northeast Arizona. The Hopi are noted for their dry-farming techniques, rich ceremonial life, and craftsmanship in basketry, pottery, silverwork, and weaving.
  • n. A member of this people.
  • n. The Uto-Aztecan language of the Hopi.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A tribe of North American natives.
  • proper n. The Uto-Aztecan language spoken by this North American native American tribe.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the Shoshonean language spoken by the Hopi
  • n. a member of the Shoshonean people of northeastern Arizona

Etymologies

Hopi hópi, peaceable, a Hopi.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Hopi hópi ("Hopi, good in every respect, be wise/knowing") (as in hopísinom "Hopi people"). Popularized by J. Walter Fewkes as a replacement for the previously used and offensive name Moqui which sounds like Hopi móóki "dies, be dead". (Wiktionary)

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