Guyana






Culture Name

Guyanese

Orientation

Identification. Guyana is an Amerindian word meaning "the land of many waters." Attempts to forge a common identity have foundered, and it is more accurate to speak of African, Indian, and Amerindian Guyanese cultures. There were small European, Portuguese "colored," and Chinese communities before large-scale migration to Canada and the United States in the late 1960s. British Guiana was referred to as "the land of six peoples."

Location and Geography. Guyana is on the northeastern shoulder of South America, bounded on the north by the Atlantic Ocean, on the east by Suriname, on the northwest by Venezuela, and on the south and southwest by Brazil. The capital city is Georgetown. In an area of 83,000 square miles (212,000 square kilometers), there are three regions: the narrow coastal belt of rich alluvium; the densely forested, hilly sand and clay belt; and the Rupununi grasslands between the rain forests and the frontier with Brazil. Over 90 percent of the population lives on the coastal belt, which is below sea level. The Dutch, using African slaves in the eighteenth century, made this area habitable. Every square mile of cultivated land has forty-nine miles of drainage canals and ditches and sixteen miles of high-level waterways.

Demography. The population was 758,619 in 1980. It had declined to 723,800 in 1991, and an estimated 720,700 in 1996. In 1991, the population consisted of 49 percent Indians; 35 percent Africans; 7 percent mixed race peoples; and 6.8 percent Amerindians. Indians are of the following religions: Hindu, 65 percent; Muslim, 20 percent; and Christian, 15 percent. Massive migration has led to the virtual disappearance of Chinese, mixed, Europeans, and Portuguese.

Linguistic Affiliation. The official language is English. No African languages survived slavery, nor have those of the indentured laborers (Indians, Madeiran Portuguese, and Chinese). Guyanese speak creole dialects of English with varying ethnic lexical imprints. However, all dialects are mutually intelligible.

Symbolism. There are few national symbols or metaphors. The national hero, Cuffy, the leader of the Berbice Slave Rebellion in 1763, is primarily an African Guyanese hero whose statue in Georgetown evokes Indian antipathy. Indians tend to identify with an India of the imagination and the Hindu and Muslim religions. Africans often look to an imagined Africa. The utopian vision of Guyana—El Dorado—created by Sir Walter Raleigh in the 1590s, claims the imagination of most Guyanese today.

History and Ethnic Relations

National Identity. The colonial rulers promoted images of Britishness to inculcate loyalty to the empire, but although various ethnic groups absorbed aspects of that culture, they retained their identities. The Portuguese attempted to selectively Anglicize their Madeiran Catholic culture to stress their European-ness. Most Africans adapted British culture to an essentially African core. Indians, coming after the Africans (between 1838 and 1917), sustained a stronger sense of their national identity. This process of "creolization" affected all groups but did not forge a national culture.

Ethnic Relations. After adopting British cultural idioms, the African and mixed middle class deprecated the "backward coolie" culture of Indians. The Indians, steeped in ancient notions of caste, brought rigid ideals of color and physical features to their judgment of African people, although most Indian immigrants were themselves dark. Africans and Indians thus constructed distinct

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identities. A brief political compromise in the early 1950s could not moderate their mutual incomprehension. In the early 1960s, both groups violently contested the space being vacated by the British; this has left a legacy of racial hatred. Ethnic relations since independence in 1966 have been undermined by the notion that politics consists of the allocation of the spoils of power to the ruling ethnic section. Alternating ruling African and Indian elites publicly criticize the role of culture and ethnicity in political mobilization while exploiting it.

Urbanism, Architecture, and the Use of Space

The two main commercial centers are Georgetown and New Amsterdam. The colonial architecture found in parts of Georgetown is still impressive wooden buildings with jalousies and high ceilings to facilitate ventilation, some featuring large, wooden verandas. In rural areas, there are many wooden buildings made up of many eclectic styles, but all are built on stilts to protect them from floods. Wooden buildings are fading into the past, however, as concrete buildings are becoming more common.

Food and Economy

Food in Daily Life. Basic foods reflect ethnic preferences, but there has been considerable cross-fertilization. The creole foods created by Africans have been adopted by all the other groups. Dishes made from "ground provisions" now constitute a national menu: crab or fish soups with plantains, eddoes, cassava, dasheen, and coconut milk; "cook-up rice" with black-eyed peas, pigs tail, green plantain, and cassareep; and Indian curries and roti.

Food Customs at Ceremonial Occasions. At African festivals and life cycle rites, creole foods are served. Vegetarian curries are provided at Hindu weddings; the day after a wedding, curried meat is served.

Basic Economy. Most food is produced locally, including rice, fruits and vegetables, sugar, cooking oils, fish and seafood, meat, and rum. Colonial tastes survive in the form of sardines, corned beef and mutton, chocolate, and whiskey. Imports largely consist of fuels and lubricants, cars, agricultural machinery, clothing and footwear, and consumer durables.

Commercial Activities. In a primarily agricultural country, the main exports are sugar and rum. Rice is grown primarily on small farms, and coconuts also are an important crop. The major industrial products are bauxite, gold, and lumber. Fishing is established, as is livestock rearing. Tourism, mainly to the wild interior, is in its infancy.

Major Industries. Industry is still in its infancy in Guyana. The one exception to this are the companies that process bauxite and the facilities in rural areas set up to dredge for gold.

Trade. Guyana trades primarily with the European Union (mainly the United Kingdom), Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean community. Most of the country's main export, sugar, is sold to the European Union. The bulk of rice production goes to the Caribbean, and bauxite is exported to Canada and the United States.

Division of Labor. Eighty percent of workers in the sugar industry and 90 percent of rice farmers are Indian, as are many growers of fruits and vegetables and forestry and fishing workers. Africans tend to go into the professions, work in public service, and seek employment as skilled workers in urban centers and the interior.

Social Stratification

Classes and Castes. There are class differences within each ethnic group. One can identify an Indian middle class based primarily in commerce and an African middle class in the professions and the upper echelons of public service. Middle class consciousness across ethnic lines is weak, and includes very few Amerindians. Between 1988 and 1996, gross domestic product increased by forty percent, with remarkable growth in sectors where Indians are disproportionately represented. The public sector, where Africans dominate, experienced no growth in that period.

Symbols of Social Stratification. Markers that locate people as middle class regardless of ethnicity include place of residence, the employment of security guards, the type of car driven, the type of English spoken, the frequency of travel overseas, where and what the men drink, where the women shop, clubs, and access to private tutors for children.

Political Life

Government. The 1992 and 1997 general elections were won by the predominantly Indian People's Progressive Party (PPP). The elections of 1968, 1973, 1980, and 1985 and the referendum of 1978 were widely seen to be rigged in favor of the predominantly African People's National Congress (PNC), which ruled from 1964 to 1992. The electoral system has been one of proportional representation since 1964. Fifty-three seats in the national Parliament are allocated proportionally. Another tier of government serves the ten regions; the President, who is the leader of the victorious party, heads the government but does not sit in Parliament.

Leadership and Political Officials. Elections are a demonstration of ethnic strength rather than a reflection of popular will. Cheddi Jagan and L. F. S. Burnham were the cofounders of the PPP, a loose coalition of the two main ethnic groups. The first PPP government, elected in April 1953, was thrown out by the British for fear of communism. Party rivalries since that time have involved different versions of Marxism, and the various parties have failed to deal with racial antagonism.

Military Activity. Before the 1990s, the army was crucial to the projection of political power, and was a source of employment for African youths. In 1992, the Guyana Defence Force was 97 percent African and 3 percent Amerindian, with Indians accounting for less than one percent.

Gender Roles and Statuses

Division of Labor by Gender. The economic and political spheres are dominated by men, but a few women are senior officials in the government. Although there has been one female president, there is a paucity of women in the cabinet, the legislature, and the leadership of political parties. Women play a significant role as farmers, market vendors, teachers, nurses, civil servants, and clerks, as well as doing housework. In recent years girls have outperformed boys in regional examinations, and more women than men attend university.

The Relative Status of Women and Men. The abandonment of children by fathers and a culture of male-centered drinking frequently leave women with the sole responsibility for their children. In urban areas, where the extended family is often nonexistent, many African women are the family breadwinners. The state provides virtually no social welfare assistance.

Marriage, Family, and Kinship

Marriage. Among Hindus and Muslims, arranged, comparatively early marriages are common. Middle-class Indians have greater freedom in choosing a spouse, especially if the woman is a professional. Marriage usually occurs later, and the family is smaller. Indian families are patriarchal and often function as corporate economic units. Formal marriage is less common among the African working class, and the middle classes marry later.

Domestic Unit. There is a high incidence of multi-generational women-centered households in working-class families. Younger men may belong to and contribute to the household, and older men may join later. Men usually marry late and often engage

A woman prepares cachiri, an alcoholic drink, in a workshop.
A woman prepares cachiri, an alcoholic drink, in a workshop.
in serial monogamy before forming a stable relationship.

Socialization

Infant Care. Among all the ethnic groups, the extended family plays a role in the socialization of children. In an outdoor society, children are allowed to roam. In rural communities, discipline is a communal responsibility. Children and younger adults address elders not by their names but as "auntie" or "uncle." Children usually are carried by parents, siblings, and relatives.

Child Rearing and Education. Teaching children "correct" behavior is a priority. Corporal punishment is considered indispensable, and attendance at church, temple, or mosque is used to inculcate moral values. Life cycle rites and rituals are central to the shaping of a child.

Higher Education. Mixed people and Africans were pioneers in education. Until the 1930s, Indians tended to resist educating girls, but the example of other groups and the emergence of an Indian middle class have led to a changed attitude. Until decolonization in the late 1960s, secondary schools were excellent. The University of Guyana, founded in 1963, has produced many distinguished scholars and professionals, but it has also suffered from the mass exodus of Guyanese academics.

Religion

Religious beliefs. African, Amerindian, and Indian traditional cultures have sustained folk practices that have penetrated Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam. Obeah has its roots in African folk religion but influences Indians as well, and Indian spirit possession has affected rural African religious sensibility.

Religious Practitioners. Christian ministers, Hindu priests (Brahmins), and Muslim imams command considerable deference. However, folk religious leaders such as obeah men and women, charismatic leaders in Afro-Christian sects, and similar leaders in folk Hinduism compete with the established religious leaders.

Death and the Afterlife. Death requires the public articulation of grief; the "wake" or vigil, facilitates communal support for the bereaved, who reciprocate by providing a feast for the community. Hindus believe in reincarnation, and Africans believe that the spirit of the dead must be placated and assisted.

Produce displayed for sale at a market in Parika Quayside. Agriculture is Guyana's principal commercial activity.
Produce displayed for sale at a market in Parika Quayside. Agriculture is Guyana's principal commercial activity.

Secular Celebrations

Most festivals are based on Christian, Hindu, and Islamic beliefs, so there are few truly secular holidays or events. However, "Mashramani" is celebrated to mark the country's Republic Day on 23 February, and the anniversary of the Berbice Slave Rebellion of 1763 is also noted.

The Arts and Humanities

Support for the Arts. It is extremely difficult for artists to survive as public funding is very limited. Many artists have migrated.

Literature. Africans celebrate their history of resistance and achievement through Anancy tales, proverbs, songs, and stories. This tradition has shaped Guyanese literary sensibility. The first major Guyanese novelist was Edgar Mittelholzer (1909–1965), who lived and worked in England most of his life. His first novel, Corentyne Thunder, was published in 1941 and was followed by 22 additional novels. Another noted Guyanese author, Wilson Harris (1923–), also did most of his writing in England. His works were greatly influenced by Amerindian myths and the haunting solitude of the rain forests and its majestic rivers. The country's best-known poet is Martin Carter (1927–1996), whose work was influenced by the political turmoil of the 1940s and early 1950s.

Graphic Arts. The country's most accomplished painter, Aubrey Williams, was steeped in Amerindian motifs and images of the hinterland. The work of the sculptor Philip Moore is informed by West African artistic forms and motifs. In pottery, woodcraft, and basketry, Amerindians produce for the domestic and foreign markets. There is a national collection of paintings but no national gallery.

Performance Arts. There is a rich heritage of folk music, dance, and drama in each of the main ethnic groups but no art form to project a national identity. The impact of the national School of Dance has been limited; music and dance are still essentially ethnic. The Theatre Guild in Georgetown has sustained a dramatic tradition, as has the professional Theatre Company, but drama appeals mainly to the elite.

Bibliography

Adamson, Alan H. Sugar without Slaves: The Political Economy of British Guiana, 1838–1904 , 1972.

Benjamin, Joel, Lakshmi Kallicharan, Ian McDonald, and Lloyd Searwar, eds. They Came in Ships: An Anthology of Indo-Guyanese Prose and Poetry , 1998.

Brown, Stewart ed. The Art of Martin Carter , 2000.

Carter, Martin. Selected Poems , 1997.

Jagan, Cheddi. The West on Trial: My Fight for Guyana's Freedom , 1966.

McGowan, Winston F., James G. Rose, and David A. Granger, eds. Themes in African Guyanese History , 1998.

Menezes, Mary Noel. The Portuguese of Guyana: A Study in Culture and Conflict , 1994.

Moore, Brian. Cultural Power, Resistance and Pluralism: Colonial Guyana, 1838–1900 , 1995.

Rodney, Walter. A History of the Guyanese Working People, 1881–1905 , 1981.

Seecharan, Clem. "Tiger in the Stars": The Anatomy of Indian Achievement in British Guiana, 1919–1929 , 1997.

——. "The Shaping of the Indo-Caribbean People: Guyana and Trinidad to the 1940s." Journal of Caribbean Studies 14 (1–2): 61–92, 1999–2000.

Smith, Raymond T. The Negro Family in British Guiana: Family Structure and Social Status in the Villages , 1956.

——. British Guiana , 1962.

Spinner, Thomas J., A Political and Social History of Guyana, 1945–1983 , 1983.

St. Pierre, Maurice. Anatomy of Resistance: Anti-Colonialism in Guyana, 1823–1966 , 1999.

Sue-a-Quan, Trev. Cane Reapers: Chinese Indentured Immigrants in Guyana , 1999.

—C LEM S EECHARAN



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Aug 22, 2006 @ 5:17 pm
being from mauritius, i found your summary and various analyses interesting.you do a good job of balance and equipoise between the africans and the indians.thanks and feel free to email for discussion.
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May 22, 2009 @ 8:08 am
I'm Guyanese and can say this was very informative and mostly true although it very difficult to sum up the culture of a country in one page
Susan
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Jul 13, 2009 @ 6:06 am
Thank you, a really interesting article.
I lived there in the 1960's and even though a child, I remember it well.
Georgetown on Independence Day, flying into McKenzie on the Grumman Goose following the Demerara, snakes, bats, glorious poincianas, humming birds, wooden houses on stilts, jungle!
Beautiful place, but I was looking through the eyes of a child.
Would be nice to think it is still the same friendly country.
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Dec 9, 2009 @ 9:09 am
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Mar 1, 2010 @ 10:10 am
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Mar 24, 2010 @ 3:15 pm
If I were going to dinner at the residence of a Guyanese couple, what would I bring as a gift or symbol of appreciation to the family?
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Jun 15, 2010 @ 12:00 am
I was born in Guyana and I live in US there are a lot of people who ask me about the People and races in Guyana, I know some of it but couldn't remember 2 of my races but this site bring back lots and lots of memory and also educate me more that I remember.

Thanks to who had the time to teach us and put this site up that we may still learn more about our country.
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Dec 9, 2010 @ 7:19 pm
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Jan 23, 2011 @ 1:13 pm
I appreciate the research and documentation of our history. Some of which I was hardly aware of, thank you.
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May 11, 2011 @ 10:10 am
this was a good and very interesting article. i enjoyed reading about the traditions of Guyana especially, so thank you for posting this article on the internet because if it was not i probably would not have been able to read it. thank you very much.
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May 15, 2011 @ 10:10 am
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May 22, 2011 @ 11:11 am
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Jul 28, 2011 @ 2:14 pm
Im coming to Guyana and I needed a deeper inside view of what this country belief and traditions are it has help me to a great degree thanks alot
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Jul 31, 2011 @ 9:09 am
its good that we read and find more abouth guyana iwould like thank you for helping me all the way
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Aug 24, 2011 @ 3:15 pm
this was one of my favorite website for infomation about Guyana! thanks :)
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Sep 18, 2011 @ 8:08 am
Hi,i'm wanting to know what it is that they worship i heard it was the elephant is this true?
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Sep 27, 2011 @ 10:10 am
yes...this information was most helpful for my project!
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Oct 1, 2011 @ 9:09 am
Hi i dont believe some of this stuff because ive checked other websites and they were totally different about what they said for som certain parts
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Oct 8, 2011 @ 9:21 pm
this information was helpful on my school project. thank you :)
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Oct 11, 2011 @ 2:14 pm
Are there land rights in Guyana? Can land be bought by an American? Can the land be cultivated and acrop be sold for profit by an American? Is there protection under the law for foreigners and their purchased property?
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Oct 13, 2011 @ 12:12 pm
1/- HOW TO LOCATE RELATIVES IN GUYANA
2/- WHAT SOURCES CAN I CONTACT FOR ASSISTANCE.

SEEK RELATIVE ERIC GITTENS / ERICK GITTENS CURRENT RESIDENT OF GUYANA.
SON OF FREDDY GITTENS (DECEASED).
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Oct 25, 2011 @ 6:06 am
hi i want to know where did each of the ethnic groups settled in Guyana?
Adam Fernandes
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Oct 26, 2011 @ 1:01 am
I read a book in hindi which was translated from english somewhere around 1920s.. by a West Indies resident Indian Hindu. The book was comprehensive about the struggle to keep the Indian Culture,Indian Dialects,Social Systems intact.But later on the struggle lost the steam and today nothing is heard from west indies hindus about their cultural roots. Suggest me some books on these topics. Thank you.
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Oct 31, 2011 @ 12:12 pm
I am an African but much interested in Guyana and this brief history has shaded light in my admiration and love for Guyana, a country I must see before my death. I love Guyana and God bless Guyana
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Nov 12, 2011 @ 6:18 pm
what is the national dance of guyana?what year did it origanate?what changes has taken place then to now?I am doing a sociology asignment and this information is vital to me.every thing on guyanses national dance.
J Akhira
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Nov 30, 2011 @ 2:14 pm
Excellent article better than other sites I've read and very eye-opening. I too am Guyanese and would love to visit my beautiful homeland again along with contributing to some of the arts and if possible wildlife preservation. It's sad that many of our other races of people have migrated in large amounts but God knows best. I'm sure lots of them still love Guyana. May God grant us all abroad sweeter memories and better living for those still there.
ashley s.
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Dec 1, 2011 @ 1:13 pm
a very wonderful artical i'm doing a paper on guyana and this really heled thanks:)
christina
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Dec 11, 2011 @ 12:12 pm
thanks so much i felt very proud of being a guyanese after reading im hoping to get full marks for my assignment
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Dec 13, 2011 @ 9:09 am
history is great it helps u to know where u came from and how your life is affected by your pass so thanks a lot for this i have learn a lot
Jessica
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Dec 18, 2011 @ 6:18 pm
thank you this is very helpful towards my homework with this info i think i will get an A+
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Jan 14, 2012 @ 5:05 am
Hi, i am Benny from India. Thanking you for providing this much of information.
Judy
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Jan 18, 2012 @ 6:18 pm
it very interesting to and children we were able to learn alot of information and also to teach others about the history of our country
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Jan 21, 2012 @ 8:08 am
magnificent column on my native land guyana,the land of many water.
thank you!
Euwattie Singh
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Jan 21, 2012 @ 1:13 pm
this article is very important for school children as well as parents.

think of downloading more facts for the benefit of those who do not know their home land.
stacy
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Jan 29, 2012 @ 12:12 pm
i love guyana this is one of my favourite country when i come to visit.it was nice knowing about guyana's belief,culture etc
audrey
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Mar 8, 2012 @ 1:13 pm
hey this is perfect cause i have a better chance to make my project awesome
cheryl
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Mar 28, 2012 @ 8:08 am
i am from guyana. i like this place so much that my youngest daughter who is nine years old ask me if she can dress like me and eat my food, and also she enjoy listening and dancing to the music. it nice to know all your heritage and your native background. it is also a nice and tropical place to tour and visit.
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May 9, 2012 @ 6:06 am
Half my family including me were all born in the 'Land of many waters" so it's a case of "Never forget who you are..." People are a country's greatest wealth" and I wish for Guyana to seriously increase it's population, to make it an on-going concern as well as 'wealthy in just wealthy in natural resources...'
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May 30, 2012 @ 1:13 pm
All of my family was born in " the Land of many water "but i never forget were i came from,i was born in guyana and live all my life in barbados but i alway wanted to fine out more about Guyana and it's culture, i heard that guyanese people, food and music is lovely so i made it my business to go on line for more information and what i discover is great now i could tell all my friend about the lovely Country i'm from. thanks you
macy
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Jun 8, 2012 @ 8:20 pm
ok firstly let me say this was "helpful" i love guyana,beautiful country.
subrena
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Jul 7, 2012 @ 1:13 pm
I would like to extend my love for my rich, beautiful, natural, cooperative, independent and courteous country.
sangeeta shridath
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Jul 7, 2012 @ 1:13 pm
I would to say that we are bless with this rich and powerful country
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Jul 8, 2012 @ 7:07 am
It takes great pleasure to introduce my country guyana to the world
yvonne morris
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Jul 30, 2012 @ 3:15 pm
Guyana is so rich that some Guyananees do'nt know the value of the country 'i am so happy to read the infor; u have open my eyes to a broader aspect and culture which is wery beautiful ; ilove my my country
thank u for the information
Annie
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Sep 27, 2012 @ 11:11 am
This site was very helpful for me. Thanks to the person who created this page.
Grace
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Oct 8, 2012 @ 5:17 pm
THIS PAGE IS VERY HELPFUL.THANK YOU very much.
THANK YOU AUTHOR.
malanium
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Oct 22, 2012 @ 8:20 pm
im doing a report on Guyana, and this helped a lot, though i think u need more on the history of guyana... thax anyway ;)
Taylor
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Dec 12, 2012 @ 10:22 pm
This was very helpful to me when I had to research this for a humungous presentation at my school it helped me a lot. Thank you for the wonderful info!!! And when I say a humungous presentation I mean humungous because my teacher gives us a lot of presentations and maps that we have to do.
Natalie
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Jan 6, 2013 @ 4:16 pm
It's so difficult to find information on culture that isn't just statistics and demographics, and this article is great because it gives more information on people, which is really what culture is all about. Thanks!
Anita Henry
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Jan 12, 2013 @ 6:06 am
I enjoyed this article.. It is truthful and very informative reminded me of my small days in school - doing geography and learning all about the beautiful place of my birth. Thank you so much
abiola
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Jan 19, 2013 @ 8:20 pm
interesting article,its difficult to find information on culture that just statistics and demographics,this site was helpful for me,because im writing a essay on the land of my Nativity.
Crystal
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Jan 31, 2013 @ 8:20 pm
Very interesting to learn about, well I'm a tourist so its very good for me to know, about Guyanese life. America is cool! But Guyana is so very nice for a vacation, I'll be visiting Guyana next month.
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Jan 31, 2013 @ 8:20 pm
I'm thinking about visiting Guyana, therfore I'll have to stay away from the wwe for 3 day, that will work out, I'll be visiting Guyana!!! I sould keep and autograph signing here!!
cali swagga man
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Feb 25, 2013 @ 10:10 am
thanks to Guyana I got an A on my school project all the information I needed was right here on google.com so thanks to guyana
shaldeen
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Mar 8, 2013 @ 3:15 pm
THIS IS REALLY HELPFUL THANK YOU
I HOPE OTHER PEOPLE FIND THIS INTERESTING CAUSE I DO
jladen
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Apr 12, 2013 @ 12:12 pm
thanks for the information it did a lot for my sisters project
G. Daly
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May 9, 2013 @ 6:18 pm
I receive so much information in so little time .Thanks a lot.
Prayse
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May 12, 2013 @ 10:10 am
Wow, guys! Thank u so much. I really feel that I learned something today. This website is off the bom. I needed to a poem for my Grandma B and she s going to lovvve it. Thanks so much. Hey u guys should really interview yourself about this website.
Gloria
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Jun 6, 2013 @ 10:10 am
Now I think I have an idea of where am headed to. Thanks guys! Its a good one.
Rajesh Bhutada
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Aug 30, 2013 @ 5:05 am
This is a very useful information & got to know so much about GUYANA, its culture & history. Thanks for providing the details.
jianquan
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Sep 3, 2013 @ 4:16 pm
this information helps me alot with my homework and thanks to let me open this to know more about gy
D. Clarke
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Sep 12, 2013 @ 3:15 pm
thank u for helping me with my homework!!! God bless u!!!
shirly
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Nov 17, 2013 @ 11:11 am
GOOD STUFF BUT I WOULD NOT MIND IF POSSIBLE THAT INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR FOLK DANCE BE GIVEN.
Ana
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Nov 24, 2013 @ 8:20 pm
Glad I googled my Country, it's like I was in history class...lol...Great Job!!! Another thing, anyone knows about the adoption process in Guyana? :)
armani
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Jan 22, 2014 @ 6:18 pm
WILL I WAS LOOKING THIS UP FOR MY HOMEWORK IN I NEED HELP BUT THIS HELP ME A LITTLE SO ALL I NEED TO FIN IS GOVERNMENT SYSTEM,IN ALSO THE SCULTURAL TRADITIONS FOR GUYANA. THANKS IF YOU CAN FIND THIS FOR JUST THOSE TWO.
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Jan 26, 2014 @ 6:06 am
thanks for that it really help with my homework and i love guyana thanks
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Feb 8, 2014 @ 9:21 pm
I must say this is an interesting and educational article
Kimberly
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Feb 15, 2014 @ 7:19 pm
Thanks for the help in my home-work :) this page helped me with all my home-work questions :)
Salena
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Apr 7, 2014 @ 11:23 pm
This page or site has helped alot with me learning my background and helping me with work that was provided on this country. I am proud to be a Guyanese!! Thanks for all yoir support and keep it up!
kevin
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May 28, 2014 @ 12:12 pm
this was very helpful! i am Guyanese and i needed this info for my AP human geography final! so thanks alot
stephen
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Jul 19, 2014 @ 6:18 pm
this help me out a lot with my school sba for cxc so thank you very much for all the help
Ramiro Arreola
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Aug 31, 2014 @ 10:22 pm
Very helpful information. Pleased with the information provided.
Thank you
Shanti
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Sep 17, 2014 @ 8:20 pm
Thank you for providing so much good/relevant information on Guyana. I look forward to reading as many of the books sited as possible. Also, glad to see that so many students are interested in your page.
davindra kumar
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Sep 18, 2014 @ 6:18 pm
these are very helpful information for the youths and other people in the country to read and to learn from.
waddell
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Sep 26, 2014 @ 2:02 am
My father was born in Georgetown in 1887 migrated to the United States from England in 1912. I am looking for more information on his life , including lost relatives. This was wonderful information. I would like suggestions on finding ancestral information.Thanks

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