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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.
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(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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Tulum, where my research is based, had been one of two competing centers of power that had developed in opposition to the Yucatec and Mexican governments during the mid-nineteenth-century Caste Wars.
While continuing the economic practices of their elders, they were increasingly involved in day and migrant labor, and they established more habitual relationships with (mostly male) immigrant Yucatec, Mexican, and other workers and employers.
Like other Catholics in the community, she professed that Iglesia Maya ceremonies were elementary, trifling rituals relative to sacred Mexican and Yucatec western-style weddings (Dona Felipa, April 20, 1993).
Writing about Yucatec Maya marital practices in the late nineteenth century, Piedad Peniche Rivero asserts: