Guyana

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Guyana ( or ), officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, is a country on the northern mainland of South America.wikipedia
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Guyana ( or ), officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, is a country on the northern mainland of South America.
It includes twelve sovereign states (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela), a part of France (French Guiana), and a non-sovereign area (the Falkland Islands, a British Overseas Territory though this is disputed by Argentina).

Caribbean Community

CARICOMCaribbean Community and Common MarketCaribbean Community (CARICOM)
In addition it is one of the founding member countries of the Caribbean Community organization (CARICOM).
The secretariat headquarters is in Georgetown, Guyana.

Venezuela

VenezuelanBolivarian Republic of VenezuelaVEN
Guyana is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, Brazil to the south and southwest, Venezuela to the west, and Suriname to the east.
The continental territory is bordered on the north by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Colombia, Brazil on the south, Trinidad and Tobago to the north-east and on the east by Guyana.

Essequibo River

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Major rivers in Guyana include the Essequibo, the Berbice, and the Demerara.
The Essequibo River (Río Esequibo) is the largest river in Guyana, and the largest river between the Orinoco and Amazon.

The Guianas

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The region known as "the Guianas" consists of the large shield landmass north of the Amazon River and east of the Orinoco River known as the "land of many waters".
A year later he explored what is now Guyana and eastern Venezuela in search of "Manoa", the legendary city of the king known as El Dorado.

Berbice River

BerbiceThe Upper Berbice River
Major rivers in Guyana include the Essequibo, the Berbice, and the Demerara.
The Berbice River, located in eastern Guyana, rises in the highlands of the Rupununi region.

British Guiana

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It was governed as British Guiana, with a mostly plantation-style economy until the 1950s.
British Guiana was the name of the British colony, part of the British West Indies (Caribbean), on the northern coast of South America, now known as the independent nation of Guyana (since 1966).

Demerara River

Demerara Demerara River, GuyanaRiver Demerara
Major rivers in Guyana include the Essequibo, the Berbice, and the Demerara.
The Demerara River is a river in eastern Guyana that rises in the central rainforests of the country and flows to the north for 346 kilometres until it reaches the Atlantic Ocean.

Georgetown, Guyana

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CARICOM, of which Guyana is a member, is headquartered in Guyana's capital and largest city, Georgetown.
Georgetown is a city and the capital of Guyana, located in Region 4, which is also known as the Demerara-Mahaica region.

Indo-Guyanese

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The legacy of British rule is reflected in the country's political administration and diverse population, which includes Indian, African, Amerindian, and multiracial groups.
Indo-Guyanese are the largest ethnic group in Guyana identified by the official census, about 40% of the population in 2012.

Indigenous peoples in Guyana

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There are nine indigenous tribes residing in Guyana: the Wai Wai, Macushi, Patamona, Lokono, Kalina, Wapishana, Pemon, Akawaio and Warao.
They comprise approximately 9.16% of Guyana's population.

Kalina people

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There are nine indigenous tribes residing in Guyana: the Wai Wai, Macushi, Patamona, Lokono, Kalina, Wapishana, Pemon, Akawaio and Warao.
Today, the Kalina live largely in villages on the rivers and coasts of Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and Brazil.

Berbice

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Although Christopher Columbus was the first European to sight Guyana during his third voyage (in 1498), and Sir Walter Raleigh wrote an account in 1596, the Dutch were the first Europeans to establish colonies: Essequibo (1616), Berbice (1627), and Demerara (1752).
Berbice is a region along the Berbice River in Guyana, which was between 1627 and 1815 a colony of the Netherlands.

British West Indies

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It is the only English speaking country in South America, and is culturally considered part of the Anglophone-Caribbean sphere.
Some definitions also include Bermuda, the former British Guiana (now Guyana) and the former British Honduras (now Belize) although those territories are not usually considered part of the geographical West Indies.

Forbes Burnham

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The American government supported Forbes Burnham during the early years of independence because Cheddi Jagan was identified as a Marxist.
Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham (20 February 1923 – 6 August 1985) was a Guyanese political leader and leader of Guyana from 1964 until his death, as the first Prime Minister from 1964 to 1980 and as second President from 1980 to 1985.

Demerara

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Although Christopher Columbus was the first European to sight Guyana during his third voyage (in 1498), and Sir Walter Raleigh wrote an account in 1596, the Dutch were the first Europeans to establish colonies: Essequibo (1616), Berbice (1627), and Demerara (1752).
Demerara (Demerary) is a historical region in the Guianas on the north coast of South America which is now part of the country of Guyana.

Brazil

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Guyana is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, Brazil to the south and southwest, Venezuela to the west, and Suriname to the east.
Brazil occupies a large area along the eastern coast of South America and includes much of the continent's interior, sharing land borders with Uruguay to the south; Argentina and Paraguay to the southwest; Bolivia and Peru to the west; Colombia to the northwest; and Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and France (French overseas region of French Guiana) to the north.

Jim Jones

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In 1974, the Guyana government leased 3,800 acres of land to Peoples Temple, an American new religious movement, led by pastor Jim Jones.
James Warren Jones (May 13, 1931 – November 18, 1978) was an American civil rights preacher, faith healer, and cult leader who conspired with his inner circle to direct a mass suicide and mass murder of his followers in his jungle commune at Jonestown, Guyana.

Cheddi Jagan

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The American government supported Forbes Burnham during the early years of independence because Cheddi Jagan was identified as a Marxist.
HE Dr. Cheddi Berret Jagan (22 March 1918 – 6 March 1997) was a Guyanese politician who was first elected Chief Minister in 1953 and later Premier of British Guiana from 1961 to 1964, prior to independence.

Warao people

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There are nine indigenous tribes residing in Guyana: the Wai Wai, Macushi, Patamona, Lokono, Kalina, Wapishana, Pemon, Akawaio and Warao.
The Warao are an indigenous Amerindian people inhabiting northeastern Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, and Suriname.

Bharrat Jagdeo

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In May 2008, President Bharrat Jagdeo was a signatory to the UNASUR Constitutive Treaty of the Union of South American Nations.
Bharrat Jagdeo (born 23 January 1964) is a Guyanese politician who was President of Guyana from 11 August 1999 to 3 December 2011.

People's Progressive Party (Guyana)

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They provided secret financial support and political campaign advice to Burnham's People's National Congress, to the detriment of the Jagan-led People's Progressive Party, which was mostly supported by Guyanese of East Indian background.
The People's Progressive Party (PPP) is a left-wing political party in Guyana.

People's National Congress (Guyana)

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They provided secret financial support and political campaign advice to Burnham's People's National Congress, to the detriment of the Jagan-led People's Progressive Party, which was mostly supported by Guyanese of East Indian background.
The People's National Congress - Reform is a democratic socialist political party in Guyana led by David A. Granger.

Guyanese Creole

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The majority of the population, however, speak Guyanese Creole, an English-based creole language, as a first language.
Guyanese Creole (Creolese by its speakers, or simply Guyanese) is an English-based creole language spoken by people in Guyana.

Jonestown

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The settlement, informally called "Jonestown", eventually grew to a population of about 1,000 people, mostly emigrated from the United States.
The Peoples Temple Agricultural Project, better known by its informal name "Jonestown", was a remote settlement established by the Peoples Temple, a cult under the leadership of Jim Jones, in northwestern Guyana.