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Maya   /mˈaɪə/   Listen

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.  Synonym: Mayan.
A family of American Indian languages spoken by Maya.  Synonyms: Mayan, Mayan language.

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"Maya" Quotes from Famous Books

... language, alphabet and ideas of the conquerors, and who, as is proved by an examination of the contents of the books themselves, drew from European sources a great part of their material. Moreover, the Maya tablets were so far hieratic as to be understood only by the priests and those who had received a special training in this direction, and they seem therefore to have been entirely unintelligible ...
— The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees • James Mooney

... substance cannot become another. The true wisdom, the genuine aim of all, is to know that Soul is one, uniform, perfect, exempt from birth, omnipresent, undecaying, made of true knowledge, dissociated with unrealities."20 "It is ignorance alone which enables Maya to impress the mind with a sense of individuality; for as soon as that is dispelled it is known that severalty exists not, and that there is nothing but one undivided Whole." 21 The Brahmanic scriptures say, ...
— The Destiny of the Soul - A Critical History of the Doctrine of a Future Life • William Rounseville Alger

Words linked to "Maya" :   Maya Lin, Kekchi, American-Indian language, Amerind, Amerindian language, quiche, Mayan language, Yucatec, Red Indian, Indian, Mayan, Cakchiquel, tribe, federation of tribes, American Indian, Mam, Yucateco

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