Definition of Hopi in English:

Hopi

Syllabification: Ho·pi
Pronunciation: /ˈhōpē
 
/

noun (plural same or Hopis)

1A member of a Pueblo Indian people living chiefly in northeastern Arizona.
More example sentences
  • They like to be called what they are - Utes, Hopis, Zunis - and collectively, they answer to ‘first people’.
  • With coal, natural gas, oil and uranium minerals resources, the Hopis are members of the Council of Energy Resource Tribes.
  • They share this language with tribes to the south of them, as well as with the Hopis in the Four Corners region of Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico.
2The Uto-Aztecan language of the Hopi.
More example sentences
  • He never actually spoke to a native speaker of Hopi, or even got closer to one than about 200 miles.
  • Young and Morgan point out that Navajo, like Japanese, Hopi, Korean, and Persian, is a verb-final language following a subject/object/verb pattern.
  • Most Hopis today, including the younger generations, speak both Hopi and English.

adjective

Back to top  
Relating to the Hopi or their language.
More example sentences
  • Phoebe Hearst bought most of the tastefully draped baskets and blankets, Hopi kachina dolls, and Navajo silver in her Pleasanton house from the Fred Harvey Company of Albuquerque - once again playing it safe.
  • Near the top there are more canyon views, but the sand paintings depicting Hopi legends, and the design of the building itself, have a way of commanding your attention.
  • The Hopi Snake dance is the well-known ‘classic example’.

Origin

the name in Hopi.

More definitions of Hopi

Definition of Hopi in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day semblance
Pronunciation: ˈsembləns
noun
the outward appearance or apparent form of something…