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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. 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.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Mayas.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. 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
  • n. a family of American Indian languages spoken by Maya


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