I have read somewhere that Balaam could be related to the Aztec and Mayan civilizations... How true could this be?
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This is complete nonsense. There is no sensible way that the two could be related.
As for the similarity of the names, the name Balaam in e.g. Num 22:5 is בִּלְעָם bilʕām, with a voiced pharyngal fricative [ʕ], a sound completely foreign to Mayan languages. Also the /i/ is apparently changed to /a/, an unlikely development. Only in the unfortunate English transliteration Balaam there is a similarity.
Once you put enough data together, you're always going to find some correlations. When there is no logical reason the correlation should exist, it must be considered spurious and disregarded.
Note that the same answer goes for your other two recent questions:
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