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  • proper noun A department of Nicaragua

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Examples

  • The most extensive operations are in the departments of Managua, Carazo, Matagalpa, Chontales, and Jinotega, and from those regions the annual crop has attained to such quantity that it has become the chief agricultural product of the republic.

    All About Coffee

  • Lake Nicaragua, and around Boaco in the department of Chontales, where cultivation was begun in 1893.

    All About Coffee

  • He sent out his summons to the “thirteen governors of the Zapotecs and Chontales” to come to his aid, and the insurrection threatened to assume formidable proportions, prevented only by bringing to bear upon the natives the whole power of the Roman Church through the Bishop of

    Nagualism A Study in Native American Folk-lore and History

  • Many other species of Callia also resemble other malacoderms; and the longicorn genus Lycidola has been named from its resemblance to various species of the Lycidae, one of the species here figured (Lycidola belti) being a good mimic of Calopteron corrugatum and of several other allied species, all being of about the same size and found at Chontales.

    Darwinism (1889)

  • Chontales and Popolucas; a Study in Mexican Ethnography,” in the

    Nagualism A Study in Native American Folk-lore and History

  • I have gone through the central provinces, Chontales, Matagalpa, and Segovia; from the San Juan river, the south-eastern boundary of Nicaragua, away to the confines of Honduras on the north-west.

    The Naturalist in Nicaragua

  • Chontales, birds of.insects. derived from chontali.

    The Naturalist in Nicaragua

  • The great mortality amongst the insects of Chontales in 1872 has some bearing on the origin of species, for in times of such great epidemics we may suspect that the gradations that connect extreme forms of the same species may become extinct.

    The Naturalist in Nicaragua

  • It was first found by Mr. Janson, junior, who came out to Chontales purposely to collect insects; and I afterwards obtained it in great numbers.

    The Naturalist in Nicaragua

  • The town of Comelapa, in Chontales, the name of which means, in Spanish, "Eat a macaw," is undoubtedly a corruption of some old Indian name of similar form to that of the neighbouring village of Comoapa, although the Spaniards give an absurd explanation of it, evidently invented, according to which it was so called because a sick man was cured of a deadly disease by eating the bird indicated.

    The Naturalist in Nicaragua

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