el maya
-the Maya
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maya

USAGE NOTE
The plural of "maya" is "maya" or "mayas."
maya(
mah
-
yah
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (language)
a. Maya
Mi vecino chapaneco habla maya.My neighbor from Chiapas speaks Maya.
b. Mayan
El maya se habla en muchas regiones de Guatemala y en el sur de México.Mayan is spoken in many regions in Guatemala and southern Mexico.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
2. (member of a group of indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica)
a. Maya
Algunos dicen que los antiguos mayas predijeron que el mundo se acabaría en el 2012.Some say the ancient Mayas predicted that the world would end in 2012.
b. Mayan
Los maya en la Selva Lacandona siguen conservando su idioma.The Mayans in the Lacandon Jungle continue to preserve their language.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
3. (botany)
a. daisy
Las mayas están floreciendo en el prado.The daisies are blooming in the meadow.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4. (of Mayan origin)
a. Mayan
La civilización maya abarcaba la mayor parte de lo que hoy en día es México y Centroamérica.The Mayan civilization encompassed most of what today is Mexico and Central America.
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maya
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. Mayan
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
2. (general)
a. Maya, Mayan
3. (lengua)
a. Maya
maya
1 (Botánica) daisy
2 (muchacha) May Queen
maya (Hist)
adjective
Mayan
Maya; Mayan
los maya the Maya(s)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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