- a member of the Nicaraguan revolutionary movement that took control of Nicaragua in 1979.
Origin of Sandinista
Examples from the Web for sandinista
But the consul denied there had been any kind of direct Sandinista pressure to cut off funding for the group.Nicaragua’s President Accused of Sex Abuse by His Stepdaughter
May 20, 2013
It showed a group of heavily armed Sandinista guerrillas huddled in the jungles of Nicaragua with big grins on their faces.Charles Michener on Newsweek’s Cultural Edge
December 24, 2012
- one of a left-wing group of revolutionaries who overthrew President Somoza in 1979 and formed a socialist coalition government. The Sandinistas were opposed militarily by the US-backed Contras during the 1980s and were defeated in a general election in 1990
- (as modifier)the Sandinista revolution
Word Origin and History for sandinista
member of a Nicaraguan revolutionary group, 1928, from Spanish, from name of Augusto César Sandino (1893-1934), Nicaraguan nationalist leader; the modern organization of this name was founded in 1963. Related: Sandanistas.