PEOPLE often call Nicaragua the land of lakes and volcanoes. This land boasts the largest lake in Central America
Nicaragua also has one of Central America’s most isolated regions
The Miskito have strong social ties and unique customs. For example, the Miskito language has no formal words of address, such as “Mister” or “Miss.” In rural communities, younger people address older ones as “Uncle” or “Aunt,” whether they are relatives or not. An older custom among the Miskito is for a woman to greet close friends or relatives by touching her cheek to the other person’s cheek. Then, the woman who initiated the greeting inhales through her nose.
Official language: Spanish. However, in the autonomous regions, Miskito, Mayangna, Rama, and Creole English have equal status
Climate: Mostly tropical, but cooler in the highlands
Land: Coastal plains, mountains in the interior