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See also: Yucatan
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’.
a penisula in southeast Mexico
a state in Mexico
- Yucatán (state in Mexico)