HomeQ&AA town in Nicaragua is named El Cua -- what does it mean? Thanks.

A town in Nicaragua is named El Cua -- what does it mean? Thanks.

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A town in Nicaragua is named El Cua -- what does it mean? Thanks.

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updated OCT 12, 2009
posted by fogcutter

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Thanks. I just spent 8 days there and none of the locals knew either. Have to list it as one of those things. grin

updated OCT 12, 2009
posted by fogcutter
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It is also the name of a river, so it is probably a word in one of the indigenous languages--probably Mayagna or Miskito--that was used before the Spanish arrived. I think "cua" is used in children's picture books to mean "quack".

updated OCT 12, 2009
posted by lorenzo9
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Good question because Wikipedia doesn't know either.

El Cuá

updated OCT 12, 2009
posted by Eddy
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