Definition of Mayan language
1. Noun. A family of American Indian languages spoken by Maya.
Generic synonyms: American Indian, American-indian Language, Amerind, Amerindian Language, Indian
Specialized synonyms: Kekchi, Mam, Yucatec, Yucateco, Quiche, Cakchiquel
Mayan Language Pictures
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mayan Language
Literary usage of Mayan language
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Cancun by Ulysses Travel Guides Staff (2004)
"mayan language. The circular pyramid stands about l2m high and has three levels. lt seems that these ruins stood in the middle of four Mayan roads and were ..."
2. The Serpent Symbol, and the Worship of the Reciprocal Principles of Nature by Ephraim George Squier (1851)
"Ku in the mayan language means God, and can, serpent. We have, then, Ku KU!CAN, GOD-.KW/-SERPENT, or SERPENT GOD. What KUL signifies it is not pretended to ..."
3. Adventure Guide to Yucatan, Cancun and Cozumel by Bruce Concord, June Concord (2003)
"During his captivity he learned the Yucatec mayan language and his linguistic skill proved to be critical in the conquest of the rest of Mexico. ..."
4. The Word by Harold Waldwin Percival (1913)
"VII COMPARISON OF THE EGYPTIAN WITH THE mayan language INSCRIPTIONS reciting cosmogonical, geological, religious and historical events, that happened in ..."
5. Mexico, the Wonderland of the South by William English Carson (1909)
"The mayan language, however, is still spoken by three hundred thousand people, and many of the white inhabitants of Yucatan use it to a greater extent than ..."
6. Mexico's Gulf Coast by Joanie Sanchez (2004)
"A captured princess, she spoke Nahuatl (the language of the Aztecs), as well as the mayan language. With Aguilar's Spanish and Mayan skills, Cortes now had ..."