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Guyana

Guyana (officially known as the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, as well as British Guiana) is a country located in South America, lying on the continent's northern coast. Unlike other countries in South America, Guyana receives much of its cultural mores from the Caribbean islands influenced by England and the United States; likewise, it is the sole country on the mainland joined to the British Commonwealth of Nations.

Guyana's two primary religious faiths are Christianity and Hinduism. According to Guyana's census statistics, roughly 57% of the residents are Christian, with the denominations being a mixture of Protestants (Holiness, Presbyterians, Seventh-Day Adventists, Anglicans, Methodists, etc.) and Roman Catholics. In addition, a great proportion of the population practice Hinduism (brought to South America by indentured servants from East India), ...

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