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People and languages

  • The Maya, Native American peoples of southern Mexico and northern Central America
  • Maya people (Australia), an Australian Aboriginal tribe
  • Maya language (Australia), an Aboriginal language
  • Badimaya language, an Aboriginal language of Australia, also known as "Parti-Maya"
  • Maya language (Brazil), an unclassified language that may be related to the Panoan languages

this article concerns in particular the contemporary indigenous peoples and cultures who descend from, or remain, speakers of the Mayan languages of southern Mesoamerica. ... The Maya civilization is a Mesoamerican civilization, noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas, as well as its spectacular art, monumental architecture, and sophisticated mathematical and astronomical systems. ... Page 9 of the Dresden Codex showing the classic Maya language written in Mayan hieroglyphs (from the 1880 Förstermann edition) The Mayan languages (alternatively: Maya languages)[1] form a language family spoken in Mesoamerica and northern Central America. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Badimaya is an Australian Aboriginal language. ... Maya, perhaps also known as Quixito, is a language found in Brazil. ...

Religion and mythology

  • Maya (Jainism), translated as "greed"; one of the 18 traditional undesirables in Jainism

Maya (illusion) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... In Hindu mythology, Maya, or Mayasura was a great ancient king of the Asura, Daitya and Rakshasa races upon earth. ... Queen Māyās white elephant dream, and the conception of the Buddha. ...

Historical persons

It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Maya (Egyptian official). ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Johnson April 4, 1928)[1] is an American poet, memoirist, actress and an important figure in the American Civil Rights Movement. ... Maya Bond (Japanese: ) (born August 5, 2000 in Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese-born American indie and experimental music singer-songwriter and drummer from Austin, Texas. ... Maya Bond (born September 3, 1931) is a Canadian actress from Los Angeles, California. ... Maya Deren Maya Deren (April 29, 1917 – October 13, 1961), born Eleanora Derenkowsky, was an American avant-garde filmmaker and film theorist of the 1940s and 1950s. ... Maya Gold (also known as Maja Gold, Maya, Mya) is a porn actress born August 11, 1981 in Hungary. ... Maya Sona Jobarteh was born in 1983 into one of the five principal Kora-playing Griot families from West Africa. ... Visitors at Vietnam Veterans Memorial Maya Ying Lin (Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; born October 5, 1959) is an American artist who has become known for her work in architecture. ... Maya Mishalska (born Miroslava Maya Michalska Harasymowicz on December 8, 1971 in Warsaw, Poland) is a Mexican actress She began playing the violin at the age of six. ... Maya Mikhailovna Plisetskaya (Russian: ; born November 20, 1925) is a Russian ballet dancer, frequently cited as the greatest ballerina of modern times. ... The subject of this article seems to fail Wikipedias consensually-accepted criteria for inclusion of biographies. ... Maya Khabira Rudolph (born July 27, 1972, in Gainesville, Florida) is an American actress and comedian, currently a cast member of NBCs Saturday Night Live. ...

Geographical locations

  • Maya River, a river in the region of Sakha, Russia
  • Maya Biosphere Reserve, a nature reservation in northern Guatemala
  • Maya, Australia, a location in Western Australia
  • Mount Maya, a mountain in Kobe, Japan and the namesake of the Navy cruiser
  • Maya (Indonesia), an island West Borneo, Indonesia.

Maya River (Майя, Мая in Russian) is a river in the Khabarovsk Krai and Yakutia, Russia. ... Dense Tropical Rain Forest in El Mirador, Guatemala The Maya Biosphere Reserve (Reserva de la Biosfera Maya) is a nature reserve in Guatemala managed by Guatemalas National Council of Protected Areas (CONAP). ... Kobe with Mount Maya in the background. ... Maya Karimata (or just Maya) is an island in the Kalimantan Province, Indonesia. ...


Maya (Japanese: まや Kanji: 摩耶) was one of four Takao-class heavy cruisers, designed to be an improvement over the previous Myōkō-class design. ... Aero L-29 Delfin The Aero L-29 Delfin (Czech: Dolphin, NATO reporting name: Maya) was a military jet trainer aircraft that became the standard jet trainer for the air forces Warsaw Pact nations in the 1960s. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Maya Signature Series is an 6 string electric guitar created by Washburn Guitars for Disturbed guitarist Dan Donegan. ...

Fictional characters or artistic works

Fictional characters

  • Maya, the original name given to Aelita (Code Lyoko) in the TV show Code Lyoko.
  • Maya (Space: 1999), an alien character on the television series Space: 1999
  • Maya the Bee, a character in a popular German children's book and television series
  • Maya of Mirinoi, the Yellow Ranger in Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy
  • Maya Chinn, a character from the American daytime soap opera Passions
  • Maya Do'Urden, a sister of Drizzt Do'Urden in Forgotten Realms
  • Maya Gallo, a character in the NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me
  • Maya (Battlestar Galactica), a character in Battlestar Galactica
  • Maya, a character in the Role-Playing Game Legaia 2: Duel Saga

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Adventures of Maya the Bee (German: Die Biene Maja und ihre Abenteuer; Polish: Pszczółka Maja; Slovenian:Čebelica Maja; Slovak:Včielka Maja; Bulgarian:Пчеличката Мая; Czech:Včelka Mája; Hungarian:Maja a méhecske; Spanish:La abeja Maya) is a book written by Waldemar Bonsels and first published in... The Galaxy Power Rangers are fictional characters in the Power Rangers universe and the main protagonists of the television series Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy. ... Maya Chinn is a fictional character on the American soap opera Passions and has been portrayed by Kyrie Maezumi since January of 2006. ... Family emblem of House DoUrden House DoUrden (short for Daermon Nashezbaernon) is a fictional clan of dark elves in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting, created by R.A. Salvatore. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Maya is a character from the reimagined Battlestar Galactica series. ...

Art, film, literature, music, TV

Maya Griffin, a character on Fox's "The O.C." Jostein Gaarder (born August 8, 1952 in Oslo) is a Norwegian intellectual and author of several novels, short stories and childrens books. ... Digvijay Singh is a senior Congress (I) politician in India and has been the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh state for two five-year terms. ... Bold text The Incredible String Band (or ISB) is a Scottish acoustic band which, (in the words of one of their early songs [1] ) way back in the 1960s built a popular following within British counter culture, and the members of the group are considered psych folk musical pioneers. ... Maya is a music album by electronic artist Banco de Gaia which was released in 1994. ... Maya was an hour-long U.S. adventure television series that ran on NBC from September 16, 1967 until February 10, 1968. ... Maya Memsaab (aka Maya and Maya: The Enchanting Illusion in English) is a 1992 Hindi film directed by Ketan Mehta. ... Maya with Doll (Maya a la Poupee) is an oil painting by Pablo Picasso. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


  • Maya, the Filipino name for the Eurasian Tree Sparrow
  • Maya Gold, a brand of orange-flavoured, organic chocolate produced by Green & Black's
  • Maya sticks, pieces of resin-rich wood used as a firestarter

Binomial name Passer montanus (Linnaeus, 1758) The Tree Sparrow, Passer montanus, breeds over most of Europe and Siberia, and allied forms occur in other parts of Asia. ... A Green & Blacks advert. ...

See also

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Autodesk - Autodesk Maya - Personal Learning Edition (317 words)
Maya Personal Learning Edition (PLE) is a special version of Autodesk® Maya® software, which provides free access to Maya for non-commercial use.
The Maya Personal Learning Edition software is available for 32-bit Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional and Apple® Mac OS® X (for Macintosh Power PC or Intel-based Macintosh computers) operating systems.
Autodesk Maya PLE is based on Autodesk Maya 8.5.
Maya civilization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3909 words)
The Maya system is believed by Mayanist scholars to have derived from this earlier script; however in the succeeding centuries the Maya developed their script into a form which was far more complete and complex than that of its predecessors.
Maya art often depicts rulers with trappings indicating they were scribes or at least able to write, such as having pen bundles in their headdresses.
Maya rulers figured prominently in many religious rituals and often were required to practice bloodletting, such as using sculpted bone or jade instruments to perforate their penises, or drawing thorn-studded ropes through their tongues.
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