Mosquito Coast

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Mosquito Coast

A region of eastern Nicaragua and northeast Honduras. A British protectorate from 1655 to 1860, it then became an autonomous state known as the Mosquito Kingdom. In 1894 Nicaragua appropriated the territory, and in 1960 the northern part was awarded to Honduras by the International Court of Justice.

Mosqui′to Coast′


n.
a coastal region in Central America bordering on the Caribbean Sea in E Honduras and Nicaragua.
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