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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A Maya.
  • noun A linguistic stock of Central America that includes Quiché and Yucatec.
  • adjective Of or relating to the Maya, their culture, or the Mayan linguistic stock.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the Mayas.
  • noun A linguistic family of North America including numerous languages spoken in southern Mexico and Central America.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Designating, or pertaining to, an American Indian linguistic stock occupying the Mexican States of Veracruz, Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, and Yucatan, together with a part of Guatemala and a part of El Salvador. See 2nd maya.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to the Mayas.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, or relating to the Maya people of Central America.
  • noun A Maya
  • noun A Mayan language

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a member of an American Indian people of Yucatan and Belize and Guatemala who had a culture (which reached its peak between AD 300 and 900) characterized by outstanding architecture and pottery and astronomy
  • noun a family of American Indian languages spoken by Maya

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