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The Hopi are the westernmost group of Pueblo Indians, who primarily live on the Hopi Reservation in northeastern Arizona. They speak a Northern Uto-Aztecan language. The precise origin of the Hopi is unknown, although historically they are referred to as Pueblo people. The primary meaning of the word "Hopi" is "peaceable, polite".
The Hopi are deeply religious people who live by an ethic of peace and goodwill. They are widely known for their crafts—pottery, silver overlay, and baskets. The Hopi kachinas (religious tradition) represented a wide variety of gods, spirits, departed ancestors, and clouds. They are follow the teachings and practices of Maasaw, their spiritual deity.