I have a random question. Yucatecan...does that mean the state or the peninsula? Does it change when we say Yucatecan Maya. I go to Quintana Roo a lot and always call it "the Yucatan". I have often wondered how wrong that is. Is the difference between "Yucatan" and "El Yucatan" clear?what the Yucatecan Mayas
Correct me if I am wrong but I have always felt like culture on the peninsula was rather unified. I mean do people from Merida relate to those in Chetumal and Campeche more than say in Oaxaca/Mexico City/Durango/Chiapas. Clearly this is not black and white (Maya probably have different views than Latinos and plenty of people from Mexico City live on the peninsula etc). I ask because I just noticed that all thee states were part of the Yucatan Republic.
I once read that culture in Mexico is so diverse that you can travel 100 miles in almost any direction from almost any town and experience a cultural change greater than we see in the USA between Boston and Atlanta (something like that). If this is true than I would expect Merida and Chetumal to be really different...is the Yucatan an exception?