- of or relating to the Maya, their culture, or their languages.
- 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.
Origin of Mayan
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Los Angeles was wonderfully exotic; a polyglot mix of Aztec, Incan, Mayan and New World scents and sounds.The Liberal Case Against Illegal Immigration
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While chipping away plaster from his kitchen wall, the Guatemalan man unearthed a series of centuries-old Mayan murals.
One depicts a procession of figures wearing both Mayan and Spanish garb, some holding what appear to be human hearts.
One of the largest sites of pre-Columbian Mayan ruins, Tikal was once one of the most important cities in the Mayan world.There Are Bugs in Your Coffee and Other Things I Learned in Antigua, Guatemala
January 10, 2014
Paradise Island is now home to Vegas-style casino resorts and the Aquaventure Waterpark, with its mammoth Mayan Temple waterslide.Catch Beatles Fever! Ten Essential Travel Destinations for Beatlemaniacs
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By Mr. Holder's method we could demonstrate that we're Mayan—if that should be a source of pride to us.
Mr. Holder says that he recognized familiar Mayan symbols in the inscription.
He says that he has demonstrated that most of the symbols are Mayan.
The ruins of Mayan civilization, excavated once, were buried anew.Greener Than You Think
We have before spoken of this strange mark on the walls of Mayan buildings.The American Egypt
- of, relating to, or characteristic of the Maya or any of their languages
- a family of Central American Indian languages, including Maya, possibly a member of the Penutian phylum
- another name for a Maya 2