Etymology
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Maya

of or pertaining to the large group of native people of the Yucatan, or to their ancient civilization, at its peak c. 250 C.E. to 9c., noted for its fully developed written script, mathematics (which included zero), and astronomy; 1822, from the native name. Related: Mayan (1831).

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Definitions of Maya

Maya (n.)
a member of an American Indian people of Yucatan and Belize and Guatemala who had a culture (which reached its peak between AD 300 and 900) characterized by outstanding architecture and pottery and astronomy;
Synonyms: Mayan
Maya (n.)
an ethnic minority speaking Mayan languages and living in Yucatan and adjacent areas;
Maya (n.)
a family of American Indian languages spoken by Mayas;
Synonyms: Mayan / Mayan language
From wordnet.princeton.edu