Self-designation of the Yucatec Mayas.
A member of a Mesoamerican civilization that existed in and around Guatemala in the 4th to 10th centuries.
A descendant of these people.
Any of the Mayan languages, such as and Yucatec.
Ethnologue report on the Maya languages
From Maria, ultimately from (etyl), and from Maia, from (etyl).
(en proper noun
of modern usage.
* 1988 , Picasso, Creator and Destroyer , Simon and Schuster, ISBN 0671454463, page 240
- When her little friends asked her what her name was, her father replied that it was Conchita - his diminutive for Maria de la Concepción. "Con-what?" they would ask again, aware, apparently, that con'' in French is a fool, an idiot. So her parents started calling her Maria, which from the little girl's lips soon began to sound like Maya'''. "'''Maya'''!" exclaimed her father. "It's perfect. It means the greatest illusion on earth." So '''Maya''' it was from then on - ' Maya Walter.
(en proper noun
In Sanskrit, illusion; God's physical and metaphysical creation (literally, "not this").
used in India.
* 1993 , A Suitable Boy , Phoenix House, ISBN 1897580207, page 891
- Eventually, Pran and Savita decided by correspondence on Maya'. Its two simple syllables meant, among other things: the goddess Lakshmi, illusion, fascination, art, the goddess Durga, kindness, and the name of the mother of Buddha. It also meant: ignorance, delusion, fraud, guile, and hypocrisy; but no one who named their daughter ' Maya ever paid any attention to those pejorative possibilities.
- - - - 'Why ever not, Ma?' said Meenakshi.'It's a very Bengali name, a very nice name.'
Missing In Action
(Mormonism) Mutual Improvement Association
- When his patrol didn't come back from the front, he and all his buddies were listed as MIA .
* (Mutual Improvement Association) Mutual ,