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  • proper noun Plural form of Maya.


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  • May Kristin Pedersen, who writes a food blog called "Mayas mat," churned butter in the school kitchen as a kid.

    Butter Shortage Bites, Norway Gets Churning Kjetil Malkenes Hovland 2011

  • Being a king among the Mayas was a serious business.

    Pastwatch, the Redemtion of Christopher Columbus Card, Orson Scott 1996

  • This is interesting, because some of our scholars now believe the Mayas were the inventors of the calendar.

    The Prehistoric World; or, Vanished races Emory Adams Allen

  • To understand how the years in this cycle were arranged and numbered, we must refer once more to the Mayas, for though they did not use the cycle themselves, yet they give us a hint as to how it was obtained, and afford one more reason why we should think the Mayas were the originators of this calendar system.

    The Prehistoric World; or, Vanished races Emory Adams Allen

  • We are warned that the weak part of Mr. Holden's method is his assumption that the mythology of the Mayas was the same as that of the Aztecs, when the evidence is not strong enough to assert such a fact.

    The Prehistoric World; or, Vanished races Emory Adams Allen

  • The only example of vigesimal reckoning which is comparable with that of the Mayas is the system employed by their northern neighbours, the Nahuatl, or, as they are more commonly designated, the Aztecs of Mexico.

    The Number Concept Its Origin and Development Levi Leonard Conant

  • Christian era there proceeded thence the people known as the Mayas, who traversed Mexico and arrived in Yucatan; and they are the reputed originators of the singular and beautiful temples encountered there, and the teachers of the stone-shaping art whose results arouse the admiration of the archaeologist and traveller of to-day, in that part of Mexico.

    Mexico Its Ancient and Modern Civilisation, History, Political Conditions, Topography, Natural Resources, Industries and General Development Martin [Editor] Hume 1919

  • The system of computing time adopted by the Mayas is a subject too extensive to be treated here in detail, but it is indispensable, for the proper understanding of their annals, that the outlines of their chronological scheme be explained.

    The Maya Chronicles Brinton's Library Of Aboriginal American Literature, Number 1 Various 1868

  • After an initial news report on this case, the Mayas were the subject of a backlash, with some members of their community, out of fear or feelings of betrayal, avoiding them. Staff 2010

  • I could see the heavy carved oak desk, the folders devoted to Indian tribes, and the one separate folder clearly marked 'Mayas'.

    Dead Cert Francis, Dick 1962


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