Definitions

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

  • n. A member of a Mayan people inhabiting the Yucatán Peninsula.
  • n. The Mayan language of the Yucatec.

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  • proper n. A member of a Mayan people inhabiting the Yucatán peninsula
  • proper n. Their language

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  • n. a member of the Mayan people of the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico
  • n. a Mayan language spoken by the Yucatec

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  • In the year 2000, speakers of Yucatec Maya continued to represent the dominant language in the entire Yucatán Peninsula, with 547,098 (68.7%) in Yucatán, 163,477 (20.5%) in Quintana Roo, and 75,874 (9.5%) in Campeche.

    Campeche: on the edge of the Maya world

  • The Maya Linguistic Group is one of the largest in the Americas and is divided into approximately 69 languages, including the Huastec, Yucatec, Western Maya, and Eastern Maya groups.

    Campeche: on the edge of the Maya world

  • In Mexico's 1910 census, 227,883 persons were classified as speakers of the Yucatec Maya language, representing 11.62% of the 1,960,306 indigenous-speaking population in the entire country.

    Campeche: on the edge of the Maya world

  • Apparently named for its principal town (now known as Champotón), Chanputún represented the southwestern extension of the Yucatec Maya cultural region.

    Campeche: on the edge of the Maya world

  • A total of 199,073 Maya speakers lived in that state, representing 87.36% of all the Yucatec Maya speakers in the country.

    Campeche: on the edge of the Maya world

  • Northeast of Acalán-Tixchel, along the present-day central coastline of Campeche, was the Yucatec Maya Province of Chanputún (Champotón), which ran from present-day Champotón northward to Tichac (Sihochac) and extended some distance inland.

    Campeche: on the edge of the Maya world

  • Living in the regions east of Acalán-Tixchel were a Yucatec Maya people who were known as the Cehache or Mazateca, inhabiting the border region between what is now Campeche and the Petén District of Guatemala.

    Campeche: on the edge of the Maya world

  • The Chontal of Tabasco speak one of the 69 Mayan languages and have a close relation to the Yucatec Maya and Chol on the east and the Tzeltal, Tzotzil, Kanjobal, and Chuj of Chiapas on the west.

    Campeche: on the edge of the Maya world

  • While Acalán was primarily occupied by the Chontal Indians, the other three states were Yucatec Mayan nations.

    Campeche: on the edge of the Maya world

  • For thousands of years, the Yucatec Maya has been the dominant Mayan language throughout the Yucatán Peninsula, including Campeche, Yucatán, and Quintana Roo.

    Campeche: on the edge of the Maya world

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