The Hopi are Pueblo people, descendants of the ancient Anasazi Nation (The Hopi reject the term Anazazi, however, because it is a Navajo word meaning “enemy of my ancestors.” The Hopi prefer to say
“Hisatsinom”, or Old Ones.
The name Hopi, itself, is a shortened form of the word Hopituh Shi-nu-mu, which literally means “The Peaceful People” or “Peaceful Little Ones.”
Today, the Hopi live primarily on the Hopi Reservation in northeastern Arizona, which is entirely surrounded by the much larger Navajo Reservation.
According to the Twenty-Second United States Census, the Hopi have a population of 6,946 people.