Yucatec
noun Etymology: Spanish yucateco Date: 1843 1. a member of an American Indian people of the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico 2. the Mayan language of the Yucatecs • Yucatecan adjective or noun

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  • Yucatec — [yo͞o′kə tek΄] n. 1. pl. Yucatecs or Yucatec a member of a North American Indian people of the Yucatán Peninsula 2. the Mayan language of this people adj. of the Yucatecs or their language or culture Yucatecan adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • Yucatec — Yucatecan, adj., n. /yooh keuh tek /, n., pl. Yucatecs, (esp. collectively) Yucatec. 1. a member of an American Indian people of Yucatán, Mexico. 2. Also called Yucatec Mayan. the Mayan language of these people. 3. a native or inhabitant of… …   Universalium

  • Yucatec — noun 1. a member of the Mayan people of the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico • Syn: ↑Yucateco • Hypernyms: ↑Mayan, ↑Maya 2. a Mayan language spoken by the Yucatec • Syn: ↑Yucateco …   Useful english dictionary

  • Yucatec — Yukatekisch (Spanisch yucateco aus Nahuatl yucatecatl: Bewohner von Yucatán ) ist zum einen das Adjektiv zur Halbinsel Yucatán in Mittelamerika, zum anderen bezeichnet es die Bewohner von Yucatán, insbesondere die (spanischsprachigen) Criollos… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Yucatec — noun a) A member of a Mayan people inhabiting the Yucatán peninsula b) Their language …   Wiktionary

  • yucatec — yu·ca·tec …   English syllables

  • Yucatec — Yu•ca•tec [[t]ˈyu kəˌtɛk[/t]] n. pl. tecs, (esp. collectively) tec. 1) peo a member of an American Indian people of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico 2) peo Also called Yu′catec Ma′yan. the Mayan language of these people Yu ca•tec′an, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • Yucatec Maya language — Infobox Language name=Yukatek Maya nativename=Maaya T aan speakers=805,000 states=Mexico, Belize , Guatemala region=Yucatán 547,098, Quintana Roo 163,477, Campeche 75,847, Belize 5,000 familycolor=American fam1=Mayan fam2=Yucatecan fam3=Yucatec… …   Wikipedia

  • Yucatec language — also called  Maya,         American Indian language of the Mayan family, spoken in the Yucatán Peninsula, including not only part of Mexico but also Belize and northern Guatemala. In its classical (i.e., 16th century) form Yucatec was the… …   Universalium

  • Yucatec Maya — ▪ people       Middle American Indians of the Yucatán Peninsula in eastern Mexico. The Yucatec were participants in the Maya civilization, whose calendar, architecture, and hieroglyphic writing marked them as a highly civilized people. Modern… …   Universalium

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