noun (plural same or Yucatecs)
1A member of an American Indian people of the Yucatán peninsula.
- Many Mayan indigenous groups live in Mexico such as the Yucatecs, the Tzotzil, and the Tzeltal.
- The majority of the population lived outside the city walls in palapa huts similar to the homes many Yucatecs live today.
- The Tzotzil and Tzeltals live in the highlands of Chiapas, while the Yucatecs live on the tropical Yucatán Peninsula.
Relating to the Yucatec or their language.
- Colonial Yucatec ritual practice also insisted on ceremonies of nomination and ordering.
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- The Yucatecan languages are part of a northern branch that split off about 3000 years ago from the lines that formed the southern Mayan languages.
- The two Mayan languages of the Classic period, Yucatecan and Cholan, have subdivided into about thirty separate languages, some of which are not mutually intelligible.
- Perhaps it was the ritual sacrifice of the winning players that put paid to their sporting future and led to the invention of the hammock, the Yucatecan equivalent of the comfy sofa.
From Spanish yucateco.
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