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Disputable facts[edit]

The article states that "After enjoying almost complete autonomy for fourteen years, the Indians voluntarily surrendered their privileged position, and on 20 November 1894 their territory formally became incorporated in that of the republic of Nicaragua by Nicaraguan president José Santos Zelaya" but http://4dw.net/royalark/Nicaragua/mosquito.htm states that it wasn't a voluntarily process, but rather a large scale military by the Nicaraguan government. Which are the sources that it was a voluntarily process..? Nilzzon 08:25, 20 January 2006 (UTC)

Original text from 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica, see first edit. You and Royal Ark are probably right, see José Santos Zelaya./213.67.155.120 21:00, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
I too was confused today by the many different accounts of what went down there in 1894 on Google. I found a book by Charles Hale of Stanford (who spent several years with the Miskitos in the 1980s) which clarifies the situation a bit. The Nic. govt. made a move to annex the Coast and the Miskitos resisted - even appealed to England for help. It also turns out the US occupied Bluefields for a month starting on July 6, 1894. The history has apparently been considerably muddied. I'd guess the few Miskitos who are still around are in no position to correct the record. NOT surprised that EB had it upside down. Twang (talk) 23:17, 5 July 2008 (UTC)


The article keeps refering to the atlantic coast as the Mosquito coast. I am from there and we call it Misquito coast.

Yea, it is definitely not the "Mosquito" coast. It should be either Misquito or Miskito since the reference is not to Mosquitoes the insects, but rather to the indigenous people who are called the Miskito. Miskito does not = Mosquito. --70.152.141.101 03:06, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Return to Honduras[edit]

The article says, quoting Britannica, that the northern part was awarded to Honduras by the ICJ in 1960, however, in my 1939 atlas (put out the month WWII broke out, a great reference tool!) the border shows pretty much as it is today - although the cartography isn't as exact as today it clearly shows that the border follows the Segova River from Bodega (a town showing on the Honduran side, but I couldn't find it in a modern atlas) all the way to C. Gracia a Dios, pretty much as it is today (ie that C. Gracia a Dios is the dividing point between the nations). While Britannica seems to be a reputable source to quote in Wikipedia, I'd like to find more citation that this was actually the case (a text of the ICJ ruling would help) --Canuckguy (talk) 03:53, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

Colony and Independence[edit]

The Mosquito Coast during the Spanish colonial period was a part of the General Captancy of Guatemala and as of 1803 was added to the Viceroyalty of New Granada. After the independence of New Granada, it was a part of the territory of the Great Colombia (Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela), once the Great Colombia dissolved into individual countries, it continued as a part of the Republic of Colombia. Colombia never exercised it dominium over the Mosquito Coast as it was invaded and occupied by the British. The Republic of Colombia recognized suzerainty of Nicaragua in 1928, as Nicaragua did to Colombia of the Archipelago of San Andres Islands with the signing of the Esguerra Barcenas Treaty, ratified by both countries in 1930. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 201.244.193.32 (talk) 17:13, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

1834[edit]

The infobox mentions 1834, but there is no other reference to that date. What exactly happened in 1834? - TheMightyQuill (talk) 20:21, 9 December 2010 (UTC)