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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We are encouraged to see the exchange of experiences between peasant farming communities and the Maya-Cakchiquel and Miskito peoples, who are working together to improve their quality of life and are searching for acceptable solutions to their needs and problems.