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Mayan

[ mah-yuhn ]
/ ˈmɑ yən /
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adjective
of or relating to the Maya, their culture, or their languages.
noun
a member of the Mayan tribe.
a group of languages spoken by the Mayas in southern Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize, including Yucatec, Quiché, and Huastec.
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Origin of Mayan

First recorded in 1885–90; May(a) + -an

OTHER WORDS FROM Mayan

pseudo-Mayan, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Mayan

Mayan
/ (ˈmaɪən) /

adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of the Maya or any of their languages
noun
a family of Central American Indian languages, including Maya, possibly a member of the Penutian phylum
another name for a Maya 2
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