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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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Mark Christiansen presents translations of Nahuatl and Yucatec Mayan Christian texts, along with helpful commentaries on the origins, purposes, and particular linguistic and cultural elements of the texts.
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