Hondureño catracho (the national nickname; can be amusing, insulting, or friendly, depending on the context.
"Catracho" comes from the name of Florencio Xatruch, the general who led the Honduran expeditionary force against William Walker in Nicaragua in 1856.) Identification.
Different ethnic groups live in specific environments.
The Tawahka are a native people in the department of Gracias a Dios in the Mosquitia. The Misquitos are a native people with some African and British ancestry who reside in the department of Gracias a Dios in the Mosquitia.
The Lenca are a native people in the departments of La Paz, Intibucá, and Lempira, as well as some other areas.
The Lenca language is extinct, and culturally the Lenca are similar in many ways to the other Spanish-speaking people in the country.
Some are of African descent, and some of British descent. Although originally imposed by the conquistadores, it has been widely spoken in Honduras for over two hundred years.
The Bay Islanders population is about twenty-two thousand. Almost all residents speak Spanish, although some also speak English or one of the Native American languages discussed in the previous paragraph. Hondurans use some words that are not heard in other Spanish-speaking countries, and this gives their speech a distinctive character. In spite of the 1969 war with El Salvador and tense relations with Nicaragua, the Honduran people feel that they are part of a larger Central American community.