Hopi

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A language of United States

Population

6,080 (2015 census), decreasing. 40 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 7,350 (Golla 2007).

Location

Arizona: several villages northeast; New Mexico; Utah.

Language Status

6b (Threatened). Language of registered tribe: Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation (Arizona and California), Hopi Tribe of Arizona.

Language Use

Young prefer English [eng]. All ages.

Language Development
Medium of instruction in tribal schools. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1972. The Hopilavayi Project is part of a comprehensive plan for revitalizing Hopi. This project was the result of a survey conducted by the HCPO in 1997 to assess language use among the Hopis. Agency: Hopi Cultural Preservation Office (HCPO).
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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