Spaniards and Maya Along the Coast of Yucatán
"When the Spaniards discovered this land, they asked the Indian chief . . . 'what do you call it?' The Indians, who did not understand, said uic athan, which means: 'what are you saying? . . . we do not understand you.' And then the Spaniard said, 'they call it Yucatan. . . . '"
(A. de Ciudad Real, Tratado Crioso y Docto de las Grandezas de la Nueva España, UNAM, 1993 : II: 320)
quoted in Ancient Mexico & Central America, Susan Toby Evans
(Thames & Hudson, 2008, p. 515)