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Type Political Subdivision & Settlement
Usage Spanish
Pronounced Pron. kam-PEH-cheh  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Derived from Kaan Peech, the name of the 16th-century Maya chiefdom meaning "place of snakes and ticks", derived from Yucatec Maya kaan meaning "snake" and peech meaning "tick". This is the name of a state of, as well as a city in, Mexico. (The city is formally named San Francisco de Campeche.)
Added 10/9/2023 by anonymous