Definitions for HOPIˈhoʊ pi
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ho•piˈhoʊ pi(n.)(pl.)-pis; -pi.
a member of a Pueblo Indian people of NE Arizona.
the Uto-Aztecan language of the Hopi.
a member of the Shoshonean people of northeastern Arizona
the Shoshonean language spoken by the Hopi
A tribe of North American natives.
The Uto-Aztecan language spoken by this North American native American tribe.
Origin: hópi (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".
The Hopi are a federally recognized tribe of Native American people, who primarily live on the 2,531.773 sq mi Hopi Reservation in northeastern Arizona. As of 2010, there were 18,327 Hopi in the United States, according to the 2010 census. The Hopi language is one of the 30 of the Uto-Aztecan language family. The Hopi Reservation is entirely surrounded by the much larger Navajo Reservation. The two nations used to share the Navajo-Hopi Joint Use Area, but this was a source of conflict. The partition of this area, commonly known as Big Mountain, by Acts of Congress in 1974 and 1996, has also resulted in long-term controversy.
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