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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This mysterious statement, which Brotherston translates as "Thirteen units plus seven units equals one," describes in Mayan terms both the beginning of time and the creation of the human race.
Landa's "ABC" alphabet actually consisted of the Maya signs for syllables in Mayan, not letters of an alphabet.
Visitors today do not see the site as it looked in Mayan times.
Older folks sit on one of the many cool, stone benches chatting softly in Mayan and keeping a sharp eye on the scene.
Jade is considered an important elite good because of its frequent appearance in Mayan rulers 'tombs.
Each Sunday they flock to the city festival, Mérida en Domingo, highlighted by the Vaquera, an extravaganza of dancers in Mayan costumes.
It is a favorite for those interested in Mayan history.
Chaya, also known as chayamansa, chayacol, and keki-chay, cnidoscolus chayamansa: Found naturally only on the Yucatan peninsula, the leaves of this non-flowering herb have been used in Mayan cuisine since pre-Hispanic times.
If date zero in Mayan chronology corresponds to the year 3113 B.C., we just have to subtract to determine the equivalent Christian date written on the Leyden plate:
As opposed to the geometric designs typical of other cultures, the human form is common depicted in Mayan art.