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n. pl. Miskito or Mis·ki·tos
1. A member of an American Indian people inhabiting the Caribbean coast of northeast Nicaragua and southeast Honduras.
2. The Misumalpan language of the Miskito. In both senses also called Mosquito.
[Spanish misquito, from Miskito Miskitu, ethnic self-designation.]
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or Mís•ki•to(məˈski toʊ)
n., pl. -tos, (esp. collectively) -to.
1. a member of an American Indian people of NE Nicaragua and adjacent areas of Honduras.
2. the language of the Miskito.
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