Mayan language


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Noun1.Mayan language - a family of American Indian languages spoken by MayaMayan language - a family of American Indian languages spoken by Maya
American-Indian language, Amerind, Amerindian language, American Indian, Indian - any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
Kekchi - a Mayan language spoken by the Kekchi
Mam - a Mayan language spoken by the Mam
Yucatec, Yucateco - a Mayan language spoken by the Yucatec
Quiche - the Mayan language spoken by the Quiche
Cakchiquel - the Mayan language spoken by the Cakchiquel
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This year we had concursos in Russian, Catalan and Mayan language.
Itzamna Prize for literature written in the Mayan language as well as
Maximilian is referred to as a "German-speaking" Hapsburg when in fact he spoke Spanish consistently and issued decrees in the Mayan language (145).
It is vaguely suggestive of the word for 'deer' in several Mayan languages in this region, cih in Tzeltal, cex, ceh, or other cognates that reflect Proto-Mayan *kehx 'deer' in others, but no Mayan language has a glottalized consonant in the word for 'deer'.
In the 1970s, the Maya began participating in protests against the repressive government, demanding greater equality and inclusion of the Mayan language and culture.
We started working in indigenous communities, being quiet and listening to the real problems in the community" The radio presentations produced by indigenous Presbyterians were mostly devotional reflections combined with tips on health and agriculture--all offered in the Mayan language.
Even when contraceptives may be accessible, contraceptive services may not be provided in the local Mayan language.
Content/Features: Learning activities focus on map games for identifying Central American countries, digging for artifacts using archaeological techniques, identifying artifacts, and understanding the Mayan language through glyphs, the Mayan calendar, the number system, and Mayan daily life.
Some people also speak Mam, which is a Mayan language.
Noted as a scholar of the Mayan language and computer-age grammar, Dienhart's accessible writings on humor showcase not only his understanding of the linguistics involved but also his ability to teach complex topics well.
I lived that mixture, that mezcla, often hearing a babble of languages spoken in town, the local Mayan language, Katchiquel, and Spanish, a language introduced to the country more than 500 years ago.
The purpose of this analysis was to study the linguistic features of Kaqchikel, a Mayan language currently spoken in Guatemala and increasingly in the United States, in an effort to better prepare teachers of English as a second language (ESL) or English as a foreign language (EFL) to address the distinct needs of a frequently neglected and typically marginalized population of English language learners (ELLs).