Mayan


Mayan

The adjective Mayan is sometimes used to refer to the indigenous peoples of southeastern Mexico and parts of Central America, such as Guatemala; their culture, language, and history. More formally, the use of "Mayan" is restricted to referring to an aspect of their languages; "Maya" is the adjectival form preferred when referring to non-linguistic aspects.

Mayan may also refer to:

  • Maya civilization - dealing with the historical pre-Columbian Maya civilization, culture, history and archaeology
  • Maya architecture
  • Maya religion - the religious practices of the Maya civilization
  • Maya mythology - the myths and legends of the Maya civilization
  • Maya peoples - collective designation for the various indigenous peoples of the region, sharing cultural and linguistic heritage
  • Maya society - social constructs and practices of the Maya civilization
  • Mayan languages - a language family of related languages traditionally spoken by the Maya peoples
  • Yucatec Maya language - a specific Mayan language, often referred to simply as 'Mayan' (or Maya)
  • Maya script - the writing system in use by the pre-Columbian Maya civilization

Other meanings

  • Maayan - an Israeli poems and art magazine.
  • Maians – a fictional alien race in the video game, Perfect Dark
  • Mayan Records maybe the name of a record company, which is an imprint of Sanctuary Records
  • Mayan (Iran) - a village near Tabriz, Iran
  • Mamuni Mayan - Dravidian culture hero
  • Mayan stage - a Cambrian Faunal stage that occurred during the end of the Middle Cambrian.
  • Mayans, a fictional biker gang in the TV series Sons of Anarchy
  • MaYaN, a Dutch symphonic metal band

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  • MaYan — Жанры симфоник дэт метал Годы 2010 настоящее время Страна …   Википедия

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  • Mayan — [mä′yən, mī′ən] adj. 1. designating or of an American Indian language family of Central America, consisting of about 25 languages, including Maya, Huastec, and Yucatec 2. MAYA1 (adj. ) n. 1. a member of any of the Indian peoples that speak a… …   English World dictionary

  • Mayan — Ma yan (m[aum] yan), a. 1. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mayan — noun Date: 1900 1. a member of the peoples speaking Mayan languages 2. an extensive language family of Central America and Mexico • Mayan adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Mayan — /mah yeuhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the Maya, their culture, or their languages. n. 2. a member of the Mayan tribe. 3. a group of languages spoken by the Mayas in southern Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize, including Yucatec, Quiché, and Huastec …   Universalium

  • Mayan — 1. adjective Of, or relating to the Maya people of Central America. 2. noun a) A Maya b) A Mayan language …   Wiktionary

  • Mayan — maɪən n. member of the Mayan people of southern Mexico and Guatemala, Maya …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Mayan — [ mʌɪ(j)ən, meɪ(j)ən] noun a large family of American Indian languages spoken in Mexico and central America. adjective 1》 relating to Mayan. 2》 relating to the Maya people …   English new terms dictionary

  • Mayan — Ma•yan [[t]ˈmɑ yən[/t]] adj. 1) peo of or pertaining to the Maya, their culture, or their languages 2) peo a family of languages spoken by Mayan peoples, including Yucatec, Mam, and Quiché 3) Maya • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang