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mayan

mahy uhn

  • 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
  • n  a family of American Indian languages spoken by Maya
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  • Jay Leno in BusinessWeek
    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."
  • Rigoberta Menchu in International Herald Tribune
    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...
  • Gary Urton in EurekAlert (press release)
    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...

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