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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In the cases of the Miskito Kingdom and the Yucatan, US.
government was able to exploit the advantages obtained in its treaties with Nicaragua and Honduras to persuade London to have the Clayton-Bui we r Treaty include the neutralization" of the Miskito Kingdom.
Depriving the Miskito Kingdom of British legal and military protection was a first step in its eventual partition and annexation by Nicaragua and Honduras.