1. Word forms: plural ˈMaya or ˈMayas a member of an American Indian people found in Yucatán, Belize, and N Guatemala:
the Maya had a highly developed civilization long before the arrival of Europeans early in the 16th cent.
2. the Mayan language of this people
3. of the Maya or their language or culture; Mayan
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Word origin of 'maya'Sp < native name