1. [ noun ] a member of an American Indian people of Yucatan and Belize and Guatemala who once had a culture characterized by outstanding architecture and pottery and astronomy
Synonyms: Maya
Related terms: Indian Kekchi Cakchiquel Mam Quiche Yucatec tribe
2. [ noun ] (linguistics) a family of American Indian languages spoken by Mayan peoples
Synonyms: Mayan_language Maya
Related terms: Amerind Yucatec Mam Quiche Cakchiquel Kekchi
Similar spelling:   Mahan