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Mis·ki·to

 (mĭ-skē′tō)
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.]

Mis•ki•to

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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Two reports produced five years apart have concluded the Miskitos were in the right.
Secondary efforts included building capacity of the naval bases located at El Bluff, Puerto Cabezas, Cayos Miskitos, Puerto Sandino, and San Carlos.
De esa manera, las tensiones entre la Costa Caribe y el centro de Nicaragua en el Pacifico central continuaron e, incluso, supusieron la intervencion de Gran Bretana, pais al que los grupos miskitos apelaron en 1905 con el fin de que se garantizara que el Estado nicaraguense respetara sus tierras segun el convenio de la reincorporacion.