Miskito


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Miskito

 

an Indian people living mainly in Nicaragua, with a small number in Honduras, and numbering 25,000 to 30,0(X) persons (1970, estimate). Their language belongs to the MiskitoMatagalpan language group. The Miskito, nominally Christians, have preserved their tribal beliefs. The chief occupations are hunting, fishing, farming (bananas, sweet potatoes, and, in some regions, rice and cotton), and gathering rubber. Some Miskito work for very low wages as hired laborers on plantations and in the lumber industry.

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The Mayagna, also known as Sumu, are Nicaragua's second-largest indigenous group after the Miskito.
Each village is predominated by one of the diverse cultures of the intercultural and multilingual RAAS, including Mestizo, Creole, Miskito, Garafuna, and Rama, among others (Arghiris and Leonardi 2008, Borchgrevink 2009).
They told him the Miskito Indians are referred to in their native language as Tawira, which translates to "the people of beautiful hair.
Two days after the storm hit, dozens more bodies were recovered on Thursday along the Miskito coastline that stretches across the Nicaragua-Honduras border, including at least 44 Indian fishermen whose bodies were found floating at sea, emergency officials said.
Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment is an updated version of a traditional hair treatment developed more than 500 years ago by the Miskito Indians.
His maternal grandparents are both mixed race people of white, Miskito Indian, and African ancestries, and his father is a white Italian.
He was the first Englishman to land on Australia and report on its aborigines; he rescued Alexander Selkirk, who became Robinson Crusoe, and separately, the unnamed Miskito Indian who became Friday.
face" to deceive watchmen who have been hired to keep him from serving a writ of habeas corpus to a West Indian plantation owner who has kidnapped another African in England, and when a Miskito Indian calls him "white" (69, 180, 204).
Fishermen along the Miskito coast of Nicaragua and Honduras catch about half their lobster harvest from diving, and descend to depths of 100 feet or more.
One of the conveners of the event was a Nicaraguan Miskito, Monica Aleman, who is also a member of MADRE, an international women's human rights organization.
Nietschmann, Bernard, 1997, "Protecting Indigenous Coral Reefs and Sea Territories, Miskito Coast, RAAN, Nicaragua," in Stan Stevens (ed.
Most of the harvesting is done along the impoverished eastern coast where thousands of Miskito Indians make their living on the water.