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Yucatec Maya Language

Yucatec or Yucatan Maya (known to its own speakers simply as Maya) is a Mayan language of Mexico and Belize. 750,000 Mayan people speak dialects of this language fluently today. Yucatecan Maya word order is SVO.

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Maya Language
Maya language samples and resources.

Maya Culture and History
Information and links about the Maya tribe past and present.

Maya Legends
Introduction to Maya mythology.

Maya Language Resources

Our Online Maya Materials

Yucatec Maya Words
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Yucatec Maya language.
Maya Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Maya words.
Maya Animal Words:
     Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Maya language.
Maya Body Parts:
    Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in Maya.
Maya Colors:
    Worksheet showing color words in the Mayan language.
Maya Numbers:
     Worksheet showing how to count in the Mayan language.

Maya Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Language Map of the Yucatan:
    Map showing where in Mexico and Belize the Maya language is spoken.
Introduction to Yucatec Maya
     Online Maya pronounciation guide, phrasebook and short dictionary.
A Grammar of the Yucatecan Mayan Language
     Complete text on Maya grammar available online, also with a detailed bibliography.
Mayan Script:
    Introduction to the Mayan writing system, with sample texts.
Human Rights: Yucateco Maya:
    Translation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into the Yucatec Maya language.
Bible Verses in Mexican Languages: Maya de Yucatan:
    Maya translation of several Biblical passages.
Maya Language
     Some Yucatec Maya vocabulary.
Maya Indian Prayers:
    Translations of the Lord's Prayer and other Christian prayers into the Maya language.
Mayan Placenames:
     Chart of Mexican place names in the Tzotzil and Yucatec Maya languages.
Yucatan Maya * Maya Chan:
     Demographic information about the Maya language from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Yukateko Language Tree:
    Theories about Yucatec's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Yucatec Maya Language Structures:
    Maya linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
The sound of silence in Nohya:
    Article about the Yucatec Maya sign language.

Maya Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
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Dictionary of the Maya Language
     Comprehensive, academic Maya dictionary for sale.
Maya for Travelers and Students
     Conversational phrasebook, also with interesting cultural information about the Yucatec Mayas.
Spoken Maya for Travelers and Students
     Audio language learning course for sale.
Dictionary of Maya Hieroglyphs
     Book on the pre-Columbian Maya writing system.
Native American Dictionaries:
    Maya and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials for sale.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Endangered Languages Project: Yucatec:
Bibliography of Yucatec Maya language resources.
Yucatec Maya Language:
Encyclopedia articles on the Maya language.
Lengua Yucateco * Idioma Maya:
Information about the Maya language in Spanish.
Yucatan Maya language links.
Maya Tribe:
Maya Indian books.

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