Yucatán

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English[edit]

Map of Mexico highlighting Yucatán

Etymology[edit]

Several etymologies for this name have been proposed:

  • Perhaps the most well-known is where it is said to derive from Mayan, being either tectetan, meaning “I do not understand you” or uyutan, uyukatan, or yukutan, “listen to them talk!”.
  • Bernal Diaz derived the name from the vegetable yuca + tale a hillock in which it is planted.
  • Perhaps more likely is the derivation from Nahuatl yohcāuh ‘possession, riches’ + tlān ‘place of’.

Proper noun[edit]

Yucatán

  1. A peninsula in southeast Mexico.
  2. A state in Mexico.

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Czech[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Yucatán m

  1. Yucatán (state in Mexico)

Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Yucatán m

  1. A state of Mexico.
  2. A peninsula in Mexico.

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