Guyana Population and language

Guyana’s population is dynamic and TravelGuyana would like to introduce you to the wonderful populace of this beautiful country.  Guyana’s population is seen as very petite as according to the 2002, census the approximate population was 742,041 persons relatively living in Guyana. Guyana’s population mostly inhabits the coastal strip and banks of the three major rivers which are the Essequibo River, the Berbice River and the Demerara River.

Guyana’s population has always been considered to be relatively small and the population density has been shown to be an approximation of 3.4 persons per square kilometer as most of Guyana’s population lives on the coastal zone.

Population distribution by the ten administration regions has been vast as estimation has shown that Guyana’s populace has tremendously migrated to the urban areas and most of the rural areas within Guyana are relatively under populated.


Umana Yana

Img: Umana Yana, Georgetown, Guyana. From: Wikipedia, Author: Stacey Dos Santos

The structure was erected by sixty Wai Wai Amerindians in 1972.

Many of the rural populace have migrated because of many reasons but the most important reason has been a better education for inter land students and students who are of the rural dynamic. Guyana’s populace comprises of the six ethnic groups which are relatively the:

  • The Amerindians
  • The Africans
  • The Europeans
  • The East Indians
  • The Chinese
  • The Amerindians.

The population distribution of its first inhabits the inter land regions of Guyana, while the five other ethnic groups inhabits various parts of Guyana. The Amerindians can be remotely found within areas that have economic activities such as gold and diamond mining, logging and small scale farming. These are within the regions 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

The east Indians can be found within the areas of Guyana that are known for the economic activities of large scale farming and rice cultivation. These are within the regions of 2, 3, 4, and 5. Travel Guyana assures our visitor that the Guyanese populations are very hospitable and are culturally unique.

Harmony is the key that keeps the Guyanese population living as one people, one nation and having one common goal and destiny.

TravelGuyana would love to take you on the wonderful journey of discovering the language of the beautiful country of Guyana. Guyana’s official language is the English language.

This wonderful attribute has placed Guyana as a unique destination as it is known as the only English speaking country that inhabits the South American continent. This has allowed Guyana to be accepted as an intrigued part of the Caribbean.


Monument at the Square of the Revolution, Cuffy

Guyana shares a common feature with the rest of the Caribbean which has been shown to be an English colonization and heritage that has given Guyana its wonderful history. The English language in Guyana is seen as the language for educative purposes, commercial purposes and governmental purposes.

Guyana is complimented with a Creole dialect that has been handed down for generations. Each ethnic group has its own dialect and upon hearing the Creole dialects of the Guyanese people, travel Guyana assures you an overwhelming experience you will never forget.

From the smallest child to the oldest Guyanese, the Creole dialect can be heard at every street corner, in every home and even across the lengths and breath of Guyana’s landscape.

The religious groups of Guyana are also complimented with their own unique traditional dialects. The Hindus normally use the Hindi and Urdu dialects that were handed down to them by their Hindu ancestors. The Muslims also use the Arabic dialects which were also handed down traditionally by their ancestors.

The African Guyanese utilize the African dialects that were handed down to them by their ancestors. The African Guyanese dialect is diverse as many of the African fore fathers originally came from West Africa and other parts of the African continent.  Today, many afro Guyanese speak their afro Guyanese dialects.

The Amerindians still utilize one or more of the nine known tribal dialects, which are as follows:

  • The Akawaio dialect
  • The Arawakan dialects
  • The Arecunan dialect
  • The Cariban dialects
  • The Macushi dialects
  • The Patamona dialect
  • The Wai – Wai dialect

And the Warrau and Wapishana dialects respectively.

Creolese is vastly spoken and understood by all Guyanese and has been based on the contribution of the English language with various dialects also borrowed from the Dutch who were one of Guyana’s early settlers, the east Indians, the Africans and the diverse Amerindian languages.