mayan mayan  /ˈmaɪ ən/


  1. (n) 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
  2. (n) a family of American Indian languages spoken by Maya




    Surviving the Mayan doomsday, we’re in a summer apocalyptic mood.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: U-T San Diego

  2. Will earth survive? Get ready for Summer of Doom at movie theaters

    Contrary to the Mayan calendar, which had Dec. 21, 2012, penciled in as the day everything was to go ka-boom, we're all still here. But at the movies, the apocalypse is now.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The Fayetteville Observer

  3. Maroma resort is gem of Mayan Riviera

    High-end luxury and Mayan culture on the Yucatán Peninsula.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: U-T San Diego


  1. "As I'm sure you know, NBC announced they are pulling the plug on this show, on our show, Feb. 12," Leno said. "Here's the amazing part. That is the exact date that the Mayan calendar predicted we would go off the air."
    on Jan 12, 2010 By: Jay Leno Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "Guatemala has been ready to have a Mayan president for more than 200 years," said Menchu, who gave part of her US$1 million Nobel prize money to her Rigoberta Menchu Tum Foundation, which provides legal aid to Indians, researches atrocities and...
    on Mar 29, 2007 By: Rigoberta Menchu Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Every major ancient civilization -- Inka, Chinese, Egyptian, Mayan, Aztec and Mesopotamian -- developed sophisticated means of tracking its sprawling empire," says Urton, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian Studies in Harvard's Faculty of...
    on Aug 11, 2005 By: Gary Urton Source: EurekAlert (press release)

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