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Yucatán

[ yoo-kuh-tan; Spanish yoo-kah-tahn ]

noun

  1. a peninsula in SE Mexico and N Central America comprising parts of SE Mexico, N Guatemala, and Belize.
  2. a state in SE Mexico, in N Yucatán Peninsula. 14,868 sq. mi. (38,510 sq. km). : Mérida.


Yucatán

/ jukaˈtan; ˌjuːkəˈtɑːn /

noun

  1. a state of SE Mexico, occupying the N part of the Yucatán peninsula. Capital: Mérida. Pop: 1 655 707 (2000). Area: 39 340 sq km (15 186 sq miles)
  2. a peninsula of Central America between the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, including the Mexican states of Campeche, Yucatán, and Quintana Roo, and part of Belize: a centre of Mayan civilization from about 100 bc to the 18th century. Area: about 181 300 sq km (70 000 sq miles)


Yucatán

  1. Peninsula mostly in southeastern Mexico , separating the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico .


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Notes

It is the location of many Mayan ruins.
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Example Sentences

Lawmakers in Mexico’s Yucatán state on Wednesday approved a bill that will extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.

Yucatan was discovered by Hernandez Cordova in 1517, and in 1519 was first settled.

During the revolution of 1842 Campeche was the scene of many engagements between the Mexicans and people of Yucatan.

It had a monopoly of the Yucatan trade and enjoyed large profits from its logwood exports, both of which have been largely lost.

The day One Imix was a day of peculiar sanctity in ancient Yucatan.

These are the names of the fathers who began Christianity in this country Yucatan, Fr.

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