Mayo is a Uto-Aztecan language of northern Mexico.
Though it is frequently confused with Mayan
due to the similar sound of the two words, in fact, Mayo is completely unrelated to the Mayan languages.
About 40,000 Mayo Indians speak the language today.
Our list of vocabulary words in the Mayo language, with comparison to words in other Uto-Aztecan languages.
Mayo GrammarMayo NumbersMayo Orthography:
Scanned-in Mayo language materials from the Rosetta Project.
Overview of the Mayo language including pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. Page in Spanish.
Cahita PrayersMayo Prayers:
Mayo translations of the Lord's Prayer.
Mexican Language Map
Map showing the location of indigenous language speakers in Mexico, including the Mayo Indians.
Demographic information about the Mayo language from the Ethnologue of Languages.