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Population, Culture

East Indians, black Africans, Urdu, Hindi, Europeans

Until its independence, Guyana was tied culturally more closely to Suriname and French Guiana than to the rest of South America. Guyana was settled by East Indians, who still speak Urdu, Hindi, and Tamil dialects; black Africans; and a few Europeans, mostly from Britain. These various ethnic strains have remained fairly distinct, and today each group has its own style of life and culture, although the ties of nationhood tend to bind them together.



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East Indians, black Africans, Urdu, Hindi, Europeans, Guyana, Suriname, independence, Britain, French Guiana, culture, group, style of life

 
 

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