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Maya

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English

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Etymology 1

Self-designation of the Yucatec Mayas.

Proper noun

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Singular
Maya

Plural
Mayas

Maya (Mayas)

  1. A member of a Mesoamerican civilization that existed in and around Mexico in the 4th to 10th centuries.
  2. A descendant of these people.
  3. Any of the Mayan languages, such as Quiché and Yucatec.

See also

External links

Ethnologue report on the Maya languages

Etymology 2

Proper noun

Maya

  1. A female given name recently taken into general use, also associated with Maia.

Etymology 3

Proper noun

Maya

  1. In Sanskrit, illusion; God’s physical and metaphysical creation (literally, "not this").

Danish

Proper noun

Maya

  1. A female given name, a modern spelling variant of Maja.

German

Proper noun

Maya

  1. A female given name of modern usage, a variant of Maja ( =Maria).

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