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
Miskitu Study Abroad Opportunities:
The application deadline is March 1, 2019.