Mayan

noun
Ma·yan | \ ˈmī-ən \

Definition of Mayan 

1 : a member of the peoples speaking Mayan languages

2 : an extensive language family of Central America and Mexico

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Mayan adjective

First Known Use of Mayan

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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