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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Hopi Words

Welcome to our Hopi vocabulary page! Hopi is a Uto-Aztecan language, related to other languages like Shoshone and Yaqui. We have included twenty basic Hopi words here, enough to provide a simple comparison with related American Indian languages. All the nouns are singular and all the verbs are 3rd person singular ("he or she sings") because many indigenous languages don't have a separate infinitive ("to sing") the way English and French do.

You can find a broader selection of Hopi words in our online picture glossaries. If you would like to know a word that is not included in any of these wordlists, you can take part in our translation of Native American languages fundraiser, buy a Hopi dictionary, or visit our main Hopi language site for more free resources.

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Hopi Word Set

(Click here for Hopi pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Hopi words
One (Un) Suukya'
Two (Deux) Lööyö'
Three (Trois) Pàayo'
Four (Quatre) Naalöyö'
Five (Cinq) Tsivot
Man (Homme) Taaqa
Woman (Femme) Wùuti
Sun (Soleil) Taawa
Moon (Lune) Muuyaw
Water (Eau) Kuuyi

Click here to see Hopi vocabulary words compared to words in related Uto-Aztecan languages: Uto-Aztecan Indian Words

Hopi Picture Dictionaries

Here are some themed Hopi word lists we have put together and illustrated for language learners. Feel free to print them out for classroom purposes!

*Hopi animal words
*Hopi color words
*Hopi number words

Additional Resources

   Arizona Indians
   English-Native American dictionaries
   American Indian names meaning
   Uto-Aztecan language family

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