Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

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  • proper n. The Miskito language.
  • n. A member of the Amerindian people who dwell/dwelt on the Atlantic coastline of Nicaragua and Honduras.

Etymologies

English began using this term in 1789. The name probably came into English through Spanish. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In the valleys and along the Caribbean coast, some 5,000 Miskito and Paya Amerindians continue to live in their traditional ways.

    Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve, Honduras

  • 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.

    Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve, Honduras

  • The Miskito are the largest group, of around 4,500 people living in coastal settlements and two towns on the Tinto river.

    Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve, Honduras

  • She was this little Miskito [native] woman and she had $80,000.

    Boing Boing

  • 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.

    The Lampshade

  • 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.

    Nikolas Kozloff: Honduras: Who's The Real Drug Trafficker?

  • 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:

    Berlinale Forum - Born in Defiance, Surviving with Integrity

  • Sinbad is later reborn as a member of the Miskito tribe living on the banks of the Coco River.

    Berlinale Forum - Born in Defiance, Surviving with Integrity

  • Languages: Spanish 97.5% (official), Miskito 1.7%, other 0.8% (1995 census) (note: English and indigenous languages on Atlantic coast)

    Nicaragua

  • NicaraguaSpanish 97.5% (official), Miskito 1.7%, other 0.8% (1995 census) note: English and indigenous languages on Atlantic coast

    Languages

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