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Unformatted text preview: that’s not the real word. ‘Pants’ is English. The real Miskitu word is trausis [trousers]. Examples of English/Other Influences: Miskito English Gloss Trabil Trouble Anti Aunt/ Auntie Popika / Aisa Father Momika / Yapti Mother Kosin Cousin Breda Brother Kuka Grandmother 3) The Cultural Imprint of Colonialism (continued) b) Illness and Health: Grisi Siknis as a colonial illness 1) Grisi Siknis emerged in 1870s 2) Role of sorceror (brujo) and spirits (liwa/lwa?) 3) A collective or “group” illness 4) Mostly occurs among the Miskitu...
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- Spring '09
- Colonialism, colonial period, Grisi Siknis, Miskito, The Cultural Imprint of Colonialism