[ni-koi-uh; Spanish nee-kaw-yah]
- Gulf of, an arm of the Pacific Ocean on the NW coast of Costa Rica.
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Their language has not been classified, but is said to resemble that of the Nicoya region.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 5
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We sailed from the Gulf of Nicoya on the 23d September, and were in lat.
The Orotians occupy the country south of the lake of Nicaragua and around the gulf of Nicoya.
Like many nations of the Hyperborean group, the Chorotegans of Nicoya pierced the lower lip and inserted a round piece of bone.
They also occupied the country south of the Niquirans, and around the gulf of Nicoya, then called Orotina.'