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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of 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.
  • noun The Uto-Aztecan language of the Hopi.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Hopi hópi, peaceable, a Hopi.]

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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".

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