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Mískito Indian Language (Mískitu, Mísquito, Bahwika, Wanki)
Miskito is an indigenous language of Central America, spoken by nearly 200,000 people in Nicaragua, Honduras and Belize.
Miskito, also known as Bahwika, Wangki, or Tawira, belongs to the
Misumalpan language family, which is considered by some linguists
to be a subset of the Chibchan language group.
Another 100,000 people speak a second language called Miskito Coastal Creole, which is a mixture of Miskito, English, Spanish,
and African languages that arose after colonization.
Miskito language samples and resources.
Miskito Culture and History
Information and links about the Miskito tribe past and present.
Introduction to Miskito mythology.
Our Online Miskito Materials
Our list of vocabulary words in the Miskito language.
Miskito Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions
Archive of Miskito language recordings available for download.
Human Rights: Miskito:
Translation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into the Miskito language.
Miskito translation of the Lord's Prayer.
Dictionary and grammatical overview of Miskito. Page in Spanish.
House of Languages: Miskitu:
Information about Miskitu language usage.
Demographic information about Miskito from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Article on bilingual education among the Miskito Indians.
Miskitu Language Tree:
Theories about Miskito's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Miskito Language Structures:
Miskito linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Encyclopedia articles on Miskito.
Lengua Miskito Idioma Miskito:
Information about the Miskito language in Spanish.
Miskito Indian books.
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