American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A member of an American Indian people inhabiting the Caribbean coast of northeast Nicaragua and southeast Honduras.
- n. The language of the Miskito.
“In the valleys and along the Caribbean coast, some 5,000 Miskito and Paya Amerindians continue to live in their traditional ways.”
“The four existing groups are the Miskito Amerindians, the Paya (Pesh) indigenes, Garífunas of Afro-Caribbean descent, and the older ladino (mixed Spanish-Amerindian) settlers.”
“The Miskito are the largest group, of around 4,500 people living in coastal settlements and two towns on the Tinto river.”
“She was this little Miskito [native] woman and she had $80,000.”
“A couple of phone calls, arranged by a deep-sea diver I came to know while working on a story on the Miskito Coast of Nicaragua, led me to an alternately boastful and paranoidly surreptitious man named Steve.”
“Rendered by its indigenous Miskito residents as Miskitia, this is the remote area of rainforest and coastal wetlands along the Nicaraguan border in the Caribbean zone.”
“La sirena y el buzo (The Mermaid and the Diver) layers elements of narrative and essay onto what look like unstaged documentary sequences of life in a Miskito fishing village to tell "an imaginary tale transporting us to reality," in the words of director Mercedes Moncada Rodríguez:”
“Sinbad is later reborn as a member of the Miskito tribe living on the banks of the Coco River.”
“Languages: Spanish 97.5% (official), Miskito 1.7%, other 0.8% (1995 census) (note: English and indigenous languages on Atlantic coast)”
“NicaraguaSpanish 97.5% (official), Miskito 1.7%, other 0.8% (1995 census) note: English and indigenous languages on Atlantic coast”
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