Definition of Hopi in English:

Hopi

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Pronunciation: /ˈhəʊpi
 
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noun (plural same or Hopis)

  • 1A member of a Pueblo Indian people living chiefly in NE Arizona.
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    • 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.
  • 2 [mass noun] The Uto-Aztecan language of the Hopi, with around 2,000 speakers.
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    • 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

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  • Relating to the Hopi or their language.
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    • 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.

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