Misumalpan


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Mi·su·mal·pan

 (mē′so͞o-mäl′pən)
n.
A language family of Central America including Miskito.

[Coined by John Alden Mason (1885-1967), American anthropologist and linguist, as a contraction of Misquito-Sumo-Matagalpan : Misquito, variant of Miskito + Sumo, Sumu, a group of Misumalpan languages of Nicaragua and Honduras + Matagalpa, extinct Misumalpan language of Nicaragua + -an.]
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A dozen clamoring refugees, some with knife cuts and slashes, pelted me with fractured Spanish and Misumalpan. "He kills all!" My cover unit was minutes away.