noun, plural San·di·nis·tas [san-duh-nee-stuh z; Spanish sahn-dee-nees-tahs] /ˌsæn dəˈni stəz; Spanish ˌsɑn diˈnis tɑs/.
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|Mac Margolis|May 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It showed a group of heavily armed Sandinista guerrillas huddled in the jungles of Nicaragua with big grins on their faces.
noun (in Nicaragua)
- 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 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.