Yucatán

geographical name
Yu·​ca·​tán | \ ˌyü-kə-ˈtan How to pronounce Yucatán (audio) , -kä-ˈtän \

Definition of Yucatán

1 peninsula jutting into the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico in southeastern Mexico and northern Central America including Belize and part of Guatemala
2 state of southeastern Mexico at the northern end of the Yucatán Peninsula; capital Mérida area 16,749 square miles (43,380 square kilometers), population 1,955,577

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Yucatecan \ ˌyü-​kə-​ˈte-​kən How to pronounce Yucatán (audio) \ adjective

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“Yucatán.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yucat%C3%A1n. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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