Miskito

noun
Mi·​ski·​to | \ mi-ˈskē-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce Miskito (audio) \
plural Miskito or Miskitos

Definition of Miskito

1 : a member of an American Indian people of the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua and Honduras
2 : the language of the Miskito people

First Known Use of Miskito

1697, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Miskito

earlier Musketa, Moskita, from Spanish Mosquito, from Miskito mɨskito, probably a self-designation

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“Miskito.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Miskito. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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