nounpl. Hopi Hopi or Ho·pis
- 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.
- The Uto-Aztecan language of the Hopi.
Origin of HopiHopi hópi, peaceable, a Hopi.
- A tribe of North American natives.
- The Uto-Aztecan language spoken by this North American native American tribe.
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".
Variant of Hopi
- pl. Hopis or Hopi a member of a North American Indian people living in NE Arizona
- the Uto-Aztecan language of this people
Origin of HopiHopi Hópitu, literally , good, peaceful