How was the Yucatán region named?

According to one story regarding how the Yucatán region was named, Francisco Lopez de Córdoba arrived at Cabo Catoche, he asked the locals for directions and the name of the place and they answered ‘tectetan’ which roughly translates to ‘I don’t understand you.’ Cordoba thought it was called that way and corrupted the name of the land to Yucatán.

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