Definition of Yucatecan in English:

Yucatecan

adjective

See Yucatec

  • ‘The Yucatecan languages are part of a northern branch that split off about 3000 years ago from the lines that formed the southern Mayan languages.’
  • ‘The two Mayan languages of the Classic period, Yucatecan and Cholan, have subdivided into about thirty separate languages, some of which are not mutually intelligible.’
  • ‘Perhaps it was the ritual sacrifice of the winning players that put paid to their sporting future and led to the invention of the hammock, the Yucatecan equivalent of the comfy sofa.’