Yu·​ca·​tec ˈyü-kə-ˌtek How to pronounce Yucatec (audio)
plural Yucatec or Yucatecs : a member of an Indigenous people of the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico
: the Mayan language of the Yucatec

Examples of Yucatec in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For contemporary Maya people, the remains of ancient buildings and settlements are never empty, even though they may no longer be occupied by humans, says Genner Llanes-Ortiz, a social anthropologist at Bishop’s University who is Yucatec Maya. Bylizzie Wade, science.org, 30 Mar. 2023

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Word History


Spanish yucateco

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Yucatec was in 1843

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“Yucatec.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yucatec. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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