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. 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.Indians are of the following religions: Hindu, 65 percent; Muslim, 20 percent; and Christian, 15 percent. No African languages survived slavery, nor have those of the indentured laborers (Indians, Madeiran Portuguese, and Chinese). Indians tend to identify with an India of the imagination and the Hindu and Muslim religions. The utopian vision of Guyana—El Dorado—created by Sir Walter Raleigh in the 1590s, claims the imagination of most Guyanese today. 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.Massive migration has led to the virtual disappearance of Chinese, mixed, Europeans, and Portuguese. Guyanese speak creole dialects of English with varying ethnic lexical imprints. The Portuguese attempted to selectively Anglicize their Madeiran Catholic culture to stress their European-ness.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.Most Africans adapted British culture to an essentially African core.As one of the leading online Caribbean personals and dating sites, we have connected thousands of Caribbean women with their matches from around the world.
[ – Twenty-seven-year old Yollanda Gonsalves is now dead after she was stabbed to death by her husband of just two weeks in their Queen’s New York apartment on Tuesday, June 02.i News understands that Gonsalves, a Cosmetologist of Lot 14 Seaforth Street, Campbellville, Georgetown, married 24 – year – old Miguel Pichardo just two weeks ago after dating for some three years.A close friend of the dead woman told i News that Gonsalves would travel back and forth between the United States and Guyana to be with the man; she left Guyana in February.According to the Daily News, the accused then demonstrated the gruesome act with a bagel and a paper plate at the stationhouse.Marc Laykind, his lawyer, told the judge he was having trouble communicating with Pichardo, saying he would not acknowledge anything he said.