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BITS OF CULTURE - Guyana
 
Languages
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Cultural Values
Main Religion & Death Concepts/Rituals
Health Care Values
Diet
Interesting Facts
 

Languages

Official language:
English

Other languages:
Arawak
Carib
Guyanese Creole

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Map


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Cultural Values

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Main Religion & Death Concepts/Rituals
 
Health Care Values

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Diet
  • Guyanese food is distinctive and usually based on seafood or creole dishes like pepperpot, a spicy stew cooked in bitter cassava juice.
  • Added to this are East Indian dishes such as curries and roti.
  • Chinese food is also common.
  • Peas, rice, and bread are staples in the diet.

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Interesting Facts
  • It is the only country in South America where English is the official language.
  • Guyana is notably famous for Kaieteur Falls, which is situated on the Potaro River, where that river falls off the Pakaraima Plateau. This is one of the highest waterfalls in the world, being nearly five times as high as the Niagara Falls in North America.
  • The name Guyana is derived from an Amerindian word meaning "land of many waters".

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