Mayan Word Sets
|Yucatecan Mayan Words||Quichean Mayan Words|
English. Màaya t’àan (Yucatec Maya ) Welcome. Kíimak ‘oolal. Hello (General greeting)
If you want to surprise someone with an “I love you” in Maya , say “in k’aatech”.
The Maya area is now dominated by the Spanish language . While a number of Mayan languages are moribund or are considered endangered, others remain quite viable, with speakers across all age groups and native language use in all domains of society.
( Mayan ) God go with you. Mayan Language for Beginners.
|Ma’alob, kux tu’un teech?||Mah ah-loh, koosh too oohn tehhch?||Formal: Good, and you?|
|Reply: In k’aaba’e… (your name ) **||Eeen kaah-bah eh…||My name is (your name )|
Welcome to our Yucatec Maya vocabulary page! Maya Word Set.
|English (Français)||Yucatec Maya words|
Yucatec language, also called Maya or Yucatec Maya , American Indian language of the Mayan family, spoken in the Yucatán Peninsula, including not only part of Mexico but also Belize and northern Guatemala.
Maya is a female name with multiple meanings: In Sanskrit Māyā means “illusion or magic”, and is also an alternate name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi.
There may be as many as six million native speakers of Mayan languages living in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico and the United States. Most Mayan language speakers prefer their native tongue to Spanish or English. A few Mayan languages are tonal, such as Yucatec Maya .
Do The Maya Still Exist ? Descendants of the Maya still live in Central America in modern-day Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and parts of Mexico. The majority of them live in Guatemala, which is home to Tikal National Park, the site of the ruins of the ancient city of Tikal.
Scholars have suggested a number of potential reasons for the downfall of Maya civilization in the southern lowlands, including overpopulation, environmental degradation, warfare, shifting trade routes and extended drought. It’s likely that a complex combination of factors was behind the collapse.
Diego de Landa