From Hopi hopi (“Hopi, good in every respect, be wise/knowing”) (as in Hopituu sinom "Hopi people"). Popularized by J. Walter Fewkes as a replacement for the previously used and offensive name Moqui which sounds like Hopi mooki "dies, be dead".
Hopi (plural Hopis or Hopi)
- A member of a particular tribe of North American natives.
- Note: These are translations for the plural.
- The Uto-Aztecan language spoken by this North American tribe.