The early Europeans who discovered the language referred to its written form, which consisted of a vast corpus of symbols and was dubbed hieroglyphics. Both logograms and syllabic representations of Mayan sounds may be found among the language’s glyphs. Therefore, the Mayans were able to communicate using phonetic words in addition to symbolic meanings because of the language.
The Yucatec language, also known as Maya or Yucatec Maya, is an American Indian language of the Mayan family that is spoken in the Yucatán Peninsula. This region includes a portion of Mexico in addition to Belize and northern Guatemala.
Some of their languages, which are descendants of their original Proto-Mayan language, were preserved in the form of ‘glyphs’ of a Mayan alphabet. These languages were spoken by their ancestors. The languages are shown below together with the best known population estimates for each language group.