American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
- n. A tribe of North American natives.
- n. The Uto-Aztecan language spoken by this North American native American tribe.
- n. the Shoshonean language spoken by the Hopi
- n. a member of the Shoshonean people of northeastern Arizona
- 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)
- Hopi hópi, peaceable, a Hopi. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“WAYNE TAYLOR, HOPI TRIBAL CHAIR: In the Hopi belief when one is deceased, they come back home, they visit the family, their community through the moisture.”
“Even the Feds -- usually at odds with Chee'agree, and it seems the Hopi is headed for the gas chamber.”
“The name Hopi or Hopitah means "peaceful people," and the name Moqui, sometimes applied to them by unfriendly Navajo neighbors, is really a”
“(Soundbite of song) Unidentified Group: (Foreign language spoken) Mr. COOCHYAMPTEWA: The land of the Hopi is the center of the universe.”
“The Hopi is a good dry farmer on a small scale, and farming is a laborious business in the shifting sands of Hopiland.”
“Her leisure is employed in visiting her neighbors, for the Hopi are a conspicuously sociable people, and in the making of baskets or pottery.”
“The first white men to make acquaintance with the Hopi were a detachment from Coronado's expedition in 1540, accompanied by the”
“The totem of the earth today among the Hopi is a circle; possibly it was the same among the ancients, in which case the horizon may have been represented by the red encircling band, which is accompanied by the crook and the emblem of rain.”
Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895 Seventeenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1895-1896, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1898, pages 519-744
“Preston knows of only one man who still has a so-called Hopi passport.”
“Perhaps traditional hoop dances such as Hopi and Navajo hoop dancing deserve a mention here, even if modern hoop dancing did not evolve directly from them?”
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