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Noun: Mayan  mI-un
  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 and an accurate calendar";
    - Maya
     
  2. A family of American Indian languages spoken by Maya
    - Maya, Mayan language

Derived forms: Mayans

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

Part of: federation of tribes, tribe

Encyclopedia: Mayan, Qazvin