Associations to the word «Maya»


MAYA, proper noun. A member of a Mesoamerican civilization that existed in and around Guatemala in the 4th to 10th centuries.
MAYA, proper noun. A descendant of these people.
MAYA, proper noun. Any of the Mayan languages, such as Quiché and Yucatec.
MAYA, proper noun. A female given name of modern usage.
MAYA, proper noun. In Sanskrit, illusion; God's physical and metaphysical creation (literally, "not this").
MAYA, proper noun. A female given name used in India.
MAYA ARCH, noun. Alternative form of Mayan arch
MAYA ARCHES, noun. Plural of Maya arch

Dictionary definition

MAYA, noun. 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".
MAYA, noun. A family of American Indian languages spoken by Maya.

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