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Friday, June 20, 2014

Snapshot of Guyana

Guyana is unique–it is the only South American country whose official language is English! Much of the population speaks Guyanese Creole (an English-based creole), and many indigenous languages are also present. Guyana is religiously diverse – a little over 55% of the population is Christian, while about 28% is Hindu and another 7% is Muslim. Guyana’s culture represents several diverse influences, including African, Indian, Amerindian, and British cultures. The south of the country also has strong Brazilian cultural influences. American pop, reggae, calypso, and even Brazilian music are all popular within Guyana. Cricket and soccer are the most popular sports. The One Pot Meal–a meal using a mixture of whatever meat, peas, beans, or other ingredients are available– is common in the country. Pepperpot (a stew using beef, pork, or mutton and flavored with peppers and cinnamon), curry, Guyanese chow mein, and several seafood dishes are also quite popular. Fresh fruit is often used to make juices. Chinese and fried chicken restaurants are also popular among the locals.

More about Guyana in the West Indies Mission

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