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Noun: Maya  mI-u or maa-yu
  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
    - Mayan
  2. A family of American Indian languages spoken by Maya
    - Mayan, Mayan language

Derived forms: Mayas

Type of: American Indian, American-Indian language, Amerind, Amerindian language, Indian, Red Indian

Part of: federation of tribes, tribe

Encyclopedia: Maya, Western Australia