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Culture Of Guyana


Located on the northern part of South America, Guyana has a population around three-quarters of million people and so Guyana culture is mixture of various color and shades.


Its capital is George Town and majority of people resides here .Population of Guyana consists of 51% East Indian, 43% Afro- Guyanese, 4 % Amerindians and the last 2% of the population is a mix of European, Chinese and American. English is the official language whereas some other local dialects are also in use. The east Indian populations are the followers of Hindu religion and some also follows Hindu group The primitive inhabitants were Arawak Indians which later on followed by Carib Indians and they called this country as Guiana meant "land of waters". 

Guyana Culture is mainly influenced by the Europeans as they fought a lot for the control of Guyana and the first settlement of European Culture came in the year 1615. Guyana History and Culture also has some Dutch influence and they had settled their colonies in Essequibo, Demerara and Berbice. Later on the Dutch traded with the Indian and settled a riverside plantation. 

Culture of Guyana influences its food also and its generally based on sea food and Creole dishes. Chinese food and also East Indian food like curries and roti are favored in the Guyanese food. Delicious fruit juices along with the drinks like beer, Russian beer, Brandy, Whisky are common part of the food .Painting and Sculptor the parts of visual arts and they are highly developed in the Guyana Culture. The art section of Guyana culture is also influential by poets and novelists. The favorite sports of the Guyanese are Cricket and Soccer. 

Culture of Guyana is a mix and match of various races that evolved throughout the time and majority of inhabitants resides in the coastal plain and the beautiful Guyana has vast tropical rain forests and booming with wildlife and its one of the favorite tourist destinations and Guyana culture itself displays a lot about the South America Culture.