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Nicaragua
Nicaragua

The World Language Process program of the UNKOMMON Foundation is proposing a World Conference / Congress on the subject of a Universal Auxiliary Language.

We would like to have participants from every country in the world including individuals from as many languages possible.

As people agree to participate we hope to update these web pages.

Persons the WLP Proposes to Participate
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Geographic Location
Location:

    Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Costa Rica and Honduras

Border countries:

    Costa Rica 309 km, Honduras 922 km.

Cultural Demographics
Population:

5,465,100 (July 2005 est.)

Cultural Groups:

Ethnic groups: mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 69%, white 17%, black 9%, Amerindian 5%

Religions: Roman Catholic 72.9%, Evangelical 15.1%, Moravian 1.5%, Episcopal 0.1%, other 1.9%, none 8.5% (1995 census).

Languages Spoken:

Spanish 97.5% (official), Miskito 1.7%, other 0.8% (1995 census) note: English and indigenous languages on Atlantic coast.

Literacy:
male: 67.2%
female: 67.8% (2003 est.)

Provinces and Universities
Capital:

    Managua

Number of provinces

15 departments (departamentos, singular - departamento) and 2 autonomous regions* (regiones autonomistas, singular - region autonomista); Atlantico Norte*, Atlantico Sur*, Boaco, Carazo, Chinandega, Chontales, Esteli, Granada, Jinotega, Leon, Madriz, Managua, Masaya, Matagalpa, Nueva Segovia, Rio San Juan, Rivas.

Universities go here.

Nicaragua


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