[ hoh-pee ]
/ ˈhoʊ pi /

noun, plural Ho·pis, (especially collectively) Ho·pi for 1.

a member of a Pueblo Indian people of northern Arizona.
a Uto-Aztecan language, the language of the Hopi Indians.

Origin of Hopi

1875–80, Americanism; < Hopi hópi a Hopi person, literally, good, peaceable
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/ (ˈhəʊpɪ) /


plural -pis or -pi a member of a North American Indian people of NE Arizona
the language of this people, belonging to the Shoshonean subfamily of the Uto-Aztecan family

Word Origin for Hopi

from Hopi Hópi peaceful
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Word Origin and History for hopi


Pueblo people of the U.S. southwest, from Pueblo hopi, literally "well-mannered, civilized."

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