Where did the name zuni come from?
The term kokopelli is really a Hopi word, not a Zuni one, but it has been adopted into Zuni mythology. The meaning of kokopelli is unclear; perhaps it is from the Hopi name of another god (Koko) plus Hopi pelli, a type of fly. In Zuni the term koko is often applied to katchinas in general, so it could be said to be loosely connected with kokopelli.
The Zuni Shalako will have their celebration in the early December. This tells many that they now are gonna be busy with the celebration and the Zuni people will be expecting many visitors from different places. (A note out to non-zunis remember that when you go to the ceremony there are to be no pictures taken or you will be fined)(remember this is very religious to the Zuni people.) have fun and be safe.
They speak Shiwi'ma, known as Zuni in English. It is not thought to be related to any known language. It is one the the less endangered native languages. Most Zuni speak it. There are about 9.700 speakers out of 12,000. There are still some people who only speak Zuni but most are bilingual with English. Becuase it is not related to other nearby languages often in the past people spoke, Navajo, Hopi, Keresan, Tanoan and…