Uylawu: Planting


Uylawu, put akw pu’ itam itaa lavayiy aw unangwpayani, tuwantotani. Hopi pay sutsep uylawngwu, pay hisatngaqw. Pu’ pay hiita alöngöt enang aw tuwantangwu. Pay hiita aniwnangwu, ispi tutskwat aw maatsi’ytangwu, pu’ piw qatsiy. Pay oovi Hopi sutsep natwantangwu. I’ pi itaa nösiwqa, itaa qatsi. Itamumi pas himu’. Ima itamuy tsami’wisqam, puma itamuy pa’angwanwisa. It akw itam aqw haqami yeesni.

This lesson is about planting. Hopi have always been farmers. They don’t hesitate to try new methods of planting and new types of seeds. They are successful in raising crops because they know their country, their weather patterns, and their soil. This is our life. It’s also important to remember that the spirits help us. To expand our understanding of the Hopi language, Uylawu teaches the parts of a Hopi sentence and how they are structured.


Hopilavayi pas himu’ put itam yaayaniwat ep makiwya.  Itam put qa suutokyani, itam put suutokye’ pangso Hopiqatsi so’tini.

Our destiny is not to forget the Hopi language it is the only means of understanding and practicing our rituals and life.  Without this ritual, we will not be able to take care of the land (world) as we said we would.                   –This is a Hopi teaching, repeated over and over throughout our life.


Produced in 2014, Uylawu: Planting comes with a CD recording and booklet that teach the Hopi language by introducing Hopi knowledge about planting. The listener learns how to pronounce and form simple phrases and sentences related to Hopi crops and planting. Hopi sentence structure is introduced and the listener will learn the parts of a Hopi sentence—subjects, verbs, and objects. The CD will help improve pronunciation as listeners repeat words along with the recording. Hopi topics that are covered are types of corn, beans, fields, and actions (verbs) related to planting. This CD uses the accepted orthography of the Hopi Tribe, which is Third Mesa dialect as taught in the Hopi Dictionary. Spoken by Tawahongsi, Pahoyestiwa, Kishaynöm.  75 minutes


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