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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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(2010) "Regionalism and the Institution of the Yucatecan Gastronomic Field".
Try traditional Yucatecan delicacies including tamales (spicy meat filling in maize flour dough, wrapped in a corn husk and steamed) and cochinita pibil (slow-roasted pork dish).
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The study centers on the social connections between all socioeconomic and ethnic levels of colonial Yucatecan society that were revealed during the ten years of questioning and arrests following the murder.
(60) David Bolles, Combined Dictionary-Concordance of the Yucatecan Mayan Language <http://www.famsi.org/reports/96072/b/bak.htm>.
It relates the murder of a Yucatecan trade union leader, Efrain Calderon, also known as "Charras".
It lists courses on Nahuatl and has offered courses on classical Yucatecan Mayan.
Sociocultural Practices, Tourism and Identity among the Children of Yucatecan Migrants in Cancun
The rooms are outfitted with bold touches such as the Yucatecan hammock that hangs lazily over a '60s coffee table covered in crocodile skin, and a massive reclaimed parabolic antenna that acts as a partition.
Generally, it is the local chilies that impart a unique characteristic to the regional food, as is the case for the use of the chilhuacle chili to prepare mole in Oaxaca or the Habanero in Yucatecan cuisine.
From Moon Goddesses to Virgins: The Colonization of Yucatecan Maya Sexual Desire.