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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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An ongoing "media demonization" of the Miskito people ignores "the feudalism that exists in Honduras, the enormous poverty that affects the indigenous peoples, and internal colonialism," the organization said in a 2012 press release.
Recordings were completed at Mar producciones recording studio (RAAN), using Miskito volunteer actors from the University of the Autonomous Regions of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua (Universidad de las Regiones Autonomas de la Costa Caribe Nicaraguense, URACCAN) Center for Leadership and School of Medicine (RAAN).
Invoking the Mermaid and the lobster-diver as archetypes of femininity and masculinity on the Miskito Coast, she addresses the gendered social organization of the Miskitus of the Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve on the north coast of Honduras at the height of the lobster-diving economy, women's life strategies, the use of sexual magic (praidi saihka) as a means of access to men's earnings and economic survival, gendered differences in consumerism, and lobster-diving as a masculine life strategy and the ways in which it intersects with women's life strategies.
In the cases of the Miskito Kingdom and the Yucatan, US.
At the same time, others are classified as of a Chibchan origin, such as Borucas, Teribes, Bribris, Cabecares, and Huetares, and others yet, classified as Misumalpas, like Miskitos and Mayangnas, or Sumus, according to linguist Adolfo Constenla (1991).
The burgeoning local narcoeconomy has led separatist Miskito Indians to formally consider using the drug money for local needs.
Stoll correctly calls into question the assumptions held by both the left and guerillas in their regard of the indigenous populations as vanguards of popular revolutionary movements, views based on the belief that indigenas will naturally side with guerillas--erroneously, if one considers the conflict between the Miskito and the Sandinistas and Che's problematic relationship with the Bolivian peasants.
Entre las obras mas importantes gramaticales o lexicas estan Miskitu bila aisanka/Gramatica miskita (CIDCA 1985a), "Elementos de gramatica del miskito" (tesis doctoral de Danilo Salamanca 1988), Diccionario miskitoespanol/espanol-miskito (Matamoros 1996), Gramatica escolar del miskito (Salamanca 2000a, publicado por la Secretaria de Educacion de Honduras), Diccionario miskito (Salamanca 2000b, publicado por la Secretaria de Educacion de Honduras), Gramatica pedagogica miskitu (Urbina Moncada 2004).
In reality, the contribution (so to speak) of the Sandinistas was so noticeable in the area of land distribution (just to select one example among many) that even the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights denounced the forcible relocation and sheer deprivation of Miskito Indians at the hand of the Sandinistas.
Here we interacted with individuals of diverse ethnicities and cultures, including those of Miskito, Rama, and Afro-Caribbean descent, and met Miss Arlene on Little Corn Island.
Hay en este texto una cantidad de discursos reflexivos de hablantes de aymara, creole, mixe, mixteco, guarani, miskito, mapudungun, zapoteco, que van desde la familia y la escuela hasta la propia condicion de los hablantes frente a un contexto dificil en el que la interaccion y el conflicto con la lengua dominante esta siempre presente.