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The adjective Mayan is sometimes used to refer to the indigenous peoples of parts of Mexico and Central America, their culture, language, and history. More formally, the use of "Mayan" is restricted to referring to an aspect of their languages; "Maya" is the adjectival form preferred when referring to non-linguistic aspects. For other uses, see Central America (disambiguation). ...

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  • Maya civilization - dealing with the historical pre-Columbian Maya civilization, culture, history and archaeology
  • Maya peoples - collective designation for the various indigenous peoples of the region, sharing cultural and linguistic heritage
  • Mayan languages - a language family of related languages traditionally spoken by the Maya peoples
  • Yucatec Maya language - a specific Mayan language, often referred to simply as 'Mayan' (or Maya)
  • Maya script - the writing system in use by the pre-Columbian Maya civilization

This article is about the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. ... This article is about the contemporary indigenous peoples and cultures who descend from, or remain, speakers of the Mayan languages of southern Mesoamerica. ... “Maya language” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Maya glyphs in stucco at the Museo de sitio in Palenque, Mexico The Maya script, commonly known as Maya hieroglyphs, was the writing system of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization of Mesoamerica, presently the only deciphered script of the Mesoamerican writing systems. ...

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  • Maayan - an Israeli poems and art magazine.
  • Mayan Records is also the name of a record company, which is an imprint of Sanctuary Records
  • Mayan (Iran) - a town near Tehran
  • Mamuni Mayan - Dravidian culture hero
  • Mayan stage - a Cambrian Faunal stage that occurred during the end of the Middle Cambrian.
Maayan issue #2 cover, The Swan by Sadeh Halbrecht Maayan (Spring of water or fountain, also a Hebrew first name; in Hebrew: מעין) is an Israeli magazine for poetry, literature, art, and ideas. ... Sanctuary Records is a record label based in the United Kingdom and a subsidiary of Universal Records. ... For other uses, see Tehran (disambiguation). ... Mamuni Mayan ( Māmuṉi, from Sanskrit great ascetic is a honorific title; also called Brahmarishi Mayan, Sangakala Sirpachithan Mamuni Mayan, Mayamuni, Mayendran) is a culture hero character from Tamil Sangam literature (the Silappathikaram, Manimekalai, and Civaka Cintamani epics), identified with the asura Maya Dānava (Mayasura) of the Mahabharata... Image File history File links Disambig_gray. ...

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Mayan stelae reproduction 1972-1982 by James A. McBride II, Architect, from his original Mayan rubbings 1970-1971.
First edition color prints of watercolor and ink drawings of the Guatemalan villagers and Mayan stelae by Robert Von Zimmerman.
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The figurine of a seated captive is also representative of Mayan society as it depicts someone in the process of a bloodletting ceremony, which included the accession to kingship.
Mayan dialects of Qhuche, Cakchiquel, Kekchi, and Mam are still spoken today, although the majority of Indians also speak Spanish.
Propelled by a series of dramatic discoveries, Mayanism has been transformed over the past 30 years from an esoteric academic discipline into one of the hottest fields of scientific inquiry--and the pace of discovery is greater today than ever.
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