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  • proper n. Alternative spelling of Yucatán.


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  • Finding well-paying work as a foreigner in Yucatan is extremely difficult.

    Scam Alert -

  • The way I have seen it served in Yucatan is as a flattened steak, perhaps breaded and sauteed in butter and garlic.


  • I found out from a group of locals that the name Yucatan comes from the Mayan phrase, "I don't understand your words", which was what the Mayans uttered when the first Spanish conquistadores arrived in the early 16th century and asked what the area was called.


  • The kitchen at Casa Reyes-Larrain in the Yucatan is an excellent example of a Mexican Colonial-style cocina that resonates beauty and function through its mix of natural, traditional materials and contemporary design.

    Mexican cocinas: the colonial kitchen

  • For me the Yucatan is all about walking so I can't address other interests.

    Information on beach areas near Progresso/Merida needed

  • The derivation of the name Yucatan here given is interesting, for several reasons.

    The Maya Chronicles Brinton's Library Of Aboriginal American Literature, Number 1

  • The Yucatan is a relatively flat, flat land mass, kind of like a giant pool table, if you will.

    CNN Transcript Aug 20, 2007

  • ROB MARCIANO, CNN METEOROLOGIST: And not only that, John, the big concern when these things come ashore, different from the Yucatan, which is relatively flat, you get into this area and we're talking about extreme terrain.

    CNN Transcript Sep 4, 2007

  • And considered the Yucatan is a very flat area, that is something that I hope many people do take heed.

    CNN Transcript Aug 21, 2007

  • They were picked up in the waters west of Cuba, about 60 miles west of Cuba, 180 miles southwest of Key West a little north of the Yucatan Peninsula in an area known as the Yucatan Pass at about 1: 45 p.m. Eastern time.

    CNN Transcript Sep 19, 2000


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