Miskito
noun (plural Miskito or Miskitos) Etymology: earlier Musketa, Moskita, from Spanish Mosquito, from Miskito mɨskito, probably a self-designation Date: 1688 1. a member of an American Indian people of the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua and Honduras 2. the language of the Miskito people

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Miskito — Die Miskito sind ein indigenes Volk, das heute vor allem an der Atlantikküste im Grenzgebiet von Nicaragua und Honduras lebt. In Nicaragua leben heute noch gut 100.000 Personen dieser Volksgruppe. Die dortigen Siedlungsschwerpunkte liegen in der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Miskito — /meuh skee toh/, n., pl. Miskitos, (esp. collectively) Miskito for 1. 1. a member of an American Indian people of northeastern Nicaragua and adjacent areas of Honduras. 2. the language of the Miskito. Also, Mosquito. * * * ▪ people also spelled… …   Universalium

  • Miskito — [mɪ ski:təʊ] (also Mosquito) noun (plural same or Miskitos) 1》 a member of an American Indian people of the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua and Honduras. 2》 the language of the Miskito. Origin the name in Miskito …   English new terms dictionary

  • miskito — mə̇ˈskēd.(ˌ)ō noun (plural miskito or miskitos) Usage: usually capitalized 1. a. : a people of the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua and Honduras b. : a member of such people 2. : a la …   Useful english dictionary

  • Miskito — Mis•ki•to or Mís•ki•to [[t]məˈski toʊ[/t]] n. pl. tos, (esp. collectively) to. 1) peo a member of an American Indian people of NE Nicaragua and adjacent areas of Honduras 2) peo the language of the Miskito …   From formal English to slang

  • Miskito — noun /ˈmɪs.kɪ.təʊ,ˈmɪs.kɪ.toʊ/ a) The . b) A member of the Amerindian people who dwell/dwelt on the Atlantic coastline of Nicaragua and Honduras …   Wiktionary

  • Miskito — Miskịto,   Gruppe der mittelamerikanischen Indianer, Misquito …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Mískito — ISO 639 3 Code : miq ISO 639 2/B Code : ISO 639 2/T Code : ISO 639 1 Code : Scope : Individual Language Type : Living …   Names of Languages ISO 639-3

  • Miskito — n. Native Central American Indians (indigenous of Nicaragua) …   English contemporary dictionary

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