Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southeast Mexico on the Bay of Campeche, a section of the Gulf of Mexico west of Yucatán. Founded in 1540, Campeche was frequently sacked by buccaneers in the 17th century. Population: 212,000.

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  • proper n. A state of Mexico.

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  • n. a Mexican state on the eastern part of the Gulf of Campeche
  • n. a Mexican city on the Bay of Campeche

Etymologies

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From the city of Campeche, from a Mayan language.

Examples

  • This dish, said to have originated in Campeche, is eaten all over the Yucatan peninsula, especially around Christmas and the New Year, when there is an abundance of leftover holiday turkey.

    Chilmole: Turkey in a Dark Spice Sauce

  • The presence of Kanjobal as a language of Campeche is not unusual considering that the non-native population numbered 26.4% in 2000.

    Campeche: on the edge of the Maya world

  • Although a significant number of people in Campeche claimed to be of pure indigenous heritage, a much smaller number - 23,410 - were classified as speakers of indigenous languages five years of age and more, representing 35.9% of the state population.

    Campeche: on the edge of the Maya world

  • The Maya language was, by far, the most widely spoken indigenous language in Campeche at the time of the 1970 census.

    Campeche: on the edge of the Maya world

  • The territory of Campeche is politically divided into ten municipios.

    Campeche: on the edge of the Maya world

  • In 2000, the 2,626 monolingual speakers in Campeche Municipio represented 9.9% of the entire indigenous-speaking population.

    Campeche: on the edge of the Maya world

  • Campeche is bounded on the north and northeast by the State of Yucatán, on the east by the State of Quintana Roo, on the southeast by the nation of Belize, on the southwest by the State of Tabasco, and on the south by the Petén Department of Guatemala.

    Campeche: on the edge of the Maya world

  • The Mame language is not a common language in Campeche, largely because it is primarily a language of Guatemala, where as many as 200,000 people probably speak the language.

    Campeche: on the edge of the Maya world

  • Adjacent to the Mayan-dominant Yucatán state, Calkiní contained 34.9% of all the Maya speakers in Campeche in 2000.

    Campeche: on the edge of the Maya world

  • After this census, the number of indigenous speaking persons in Campeche dropped steadily, in 1900 to 35,977 indigenous speakers and in 1910 to 28,280.

    Campeche: on the edge of the Maya world

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