MÍskitu

Fluency in more than one language and an understanding of literary and cultural context prepares students to become global citizens. Language study hones students’ communication skills and enriches their critical understanding of the world.

The Miskitu language (a Misumalpan, Macro-Chibchan language of South American origin) is spoken by some 200,000 indigenous Miskitu people along the Honduran and Nicaraguan Caribbean coast. Although Spanish is the national language taught in schools, Miskitu serves as the region’s lingua franca, spoken by members of six other indigenous and Afro-descendant groups, who speak Spanish, Miskitu, and their mother-tongues. In larger towns, Miskitu dominates TV news shows, social media, and radio stations that play Miskitu music and broadcast only in Miskitu. Miskitu language revitalization iscurrently underway in this pristine rain-forest and coast-lined region.
LAA 302 Topics in Latin American Area Studies:_____
Investigation of special topics on Latin America at the undergraduate level. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Denney, Rachel
MW 01:00-02:15 PM SMI 107 - LAWRENCE
3 79137
LEC Herlihy, Laura
TuTh 05:30-06:45 PM BA 301 - LAWRENCE
3 78999
LEC De Andrade Tosta, Antonio
APPT- STUDY STDY - ABROAD
3 78993
Note: Only the section of LAA 302 taught by Laura Herlihy is a Miskitu language course.
LAA 602 Topics in Latin American Studies: _____
Investigation of special topics on Latin America. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Tummons, Emily
Tu 04:00-06:30 PM BA 202 - LAWRENCE
3 78995
LEC Herlihy, Laura
TuTh 05:30-06:45 PM BA 301 - LAWRENCE
3 79000

External Resources:

Miskito Alphabet and Numbers

Omniglot is an online encyclopedia of languages and writing systems that provides sample texts and pronunciation guides for many languages including, Miskitu.

Miskitu Aisas! ("Speak Miskito!")

Wikibooks offers an elementary introduction to the Miskito language and its grammar.

Miskito-English-Spanish Dictionary

Miskitu Grammar

This language course offered by Wikibooks, is an elementary introduction to the Miskito language and grammar.

 

Miskitu Study Abroad Opportunities:

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