Definition of Guyana in English:

Guyana

Line breaks: Guy¦ana
Pronunciation: /ɡʌɪˈanə
 
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A country on the NE coast of South America; population 752,900 (est. 2009); languages, English (official), English Creole, Hindi; capital, Georgetown. Official name Cooperative Republic of Guyana.

The Spaniards explored the area in 1499, and the Dutch settled there in the 17th century. It was occupied by the British from 1796 and established, with adjacent areas, as the colony of British Guiana in 1831. In 1966 it became an independent Commonwealth state

Origin

from an American Indian word meaning 'land of waters'.

Derivatives

Guyanese

Pronunciation: /ˌɡʌɪəˈniːz/
adjective & noun
More example sentences
  • I say Caribbean, not Trini, because the flags and bandanas we saw represented were dominated by Jamaican, Barbadian, Guyanese, and other non-Trinidadian colors.
  • While we were going through immigration on the Guyanese border I saw this grasshopper that was about three inches in length and I ‘persuaded’ it into crawling onto my hand.
  • The family who owns and runs the restaurant lives upstairs, so don't be surprised to see some Guyanese children milling in and out periodically to get some advice - or food - from Mummy.

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