Mayan language

a family of American Indian languages spoken by Maya
Syn: ↑Maya, ↑Mayan
Hyponyms: ↑Kekchi, ↑Mam, ↑Yucatec, ↑Yucateco, ↑Quiche, ↑Cakchiquel

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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

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  • Mayan hieroglyphic writing — System of writing used by people of the Maya civilization from about the 3rd century AD to the 17th century. Of the various scripts developed in pre Columbian Mesoamerica, Mayan writing is by far the most elaborate and abundantly attested: about… …   Universalium

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • Mayan — noun 1. 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 Mayans had a system of writing …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • Mayan sign languages — language name=Yucatec Maya Sign Language states=Mexico region=Isolated villages in south central Yucatán signers=Unknown. 16 deaf signers and 400–500 hearing signers reported in one village. iso2=sgn MX YUC iso3=msdMaya sign languages are used in …   Wikipedia

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  • Mayan Sign Language — Maya Sign Language Signed in Mexico, Guatemala Region Isolated villages in south central Yucatán, Guatemalan Highlands Native signers Unknown. 16 deaf signers and 400–500 hearing signers in primary village. Langua …   Wikipedia

  • language — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) System of communication Nouns 1. language, tongue, lingo, vernacular, mother tongue, protolanguage; living or dead language; idiom, parlance, phraseology; wording; dialect, patois, cant, jargon, lingo,… …   English dictionary for students

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