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CONQUEST AND THE COLONIAL PERIOD 1) Emerging from the Conquest & Colonial Period (Ethnogenesis) a) Miskitu/o of Nicaragua b) Nicaragua’s Atlantic coast at eve of the Conquest Ecology Cultural Landscape 2) The Colonial Origins of the Miskitu/o a) Lack of Historical Documentation b) When and how did they emerge? c) Some Linguistic Insights: (Mosqueto, Mosquito, Musketo, Mustique, Mosquete, Musket, Mousquet) d) Disappearance of cultural differences: the “Sumu” as a “composite” group 3) The Cultural Imprint of Colonialism: a) Language (pidgin) You know Mark. Sometimes we use the word “pants” here when we speak Miskitu. But
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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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