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n. pl. Yucatec or Yuca·tecs
1. A member of a Mayan people inhabiting the Yucatán Peninsula.
2. The Mayan language of the Yucatec.


(ˈyu kəˌtɛk)

n., pl. -tecs, (esp. collectively) -tec.
1. a member of an American Indian people of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico.
2. Also called Yu′catec Ma′yan. the Mayan language of these people.
Yu`ca•tec′an, adj.
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Noun1.Yucatec - a member of the Mayan people of the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico
Maya, Mayan - 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"
2.Yucatec - a Mayan language spoken by the Yucatec
Mayan language, Maya, Mayan - a family of American Indian languages spoken by Maya
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Construction of an Yucatec Maya soil classification and comparison with the WRB framework.
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A Washington Post editorial, which interviewed Maya scholars regarding Apocalypto, suggested that while there was some accuracy to the film, particularly the use of Yucatec Maya spoken by local actors, most scholars were concerned with the stripping down of cultural intricacies to a diluted telling of the more dramatic aspects of Maya life (Booth 2006).
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