Afro-Guyanese people are generally descended from the enslaved people brought to Guyana from the coast of West Africa to work on sugar plantations during the era of the Atlantic slave trade.
Where are Guyanese ancestors from?
Most Guyanese, and the smaller number of Trinidadians in Richmond Hill, are descendants of Indians who were brought over to the Caribbean starting in 1838 as contract laborers on sugar plantations after slavery was outlawed in the regions British colonies.
Where did most black Jamaicans come from?
Jamaican enslaved peoples came from West/Central Africa and South-East Africa. Many of their customs survived based on memory and myths.
What is the nationality of Guyanese?
Nationality: Guyanese (sing. and pl.). Ethnic groups: East Indian origin 49%, African origin 32%, mixed 12%, Amerindian 6%, White and Chinese 1%. Religions: Christian 57%, Hindu 33%, Muslim 9%, other 1%.
What are Guyanese known for?
Guyana is known for its beautiful nature – you can visit the largest unspoiled rainforest in South America, the South Rupununi savannah, and see unique wildlife like the harpy eagle, giant anteaters and many cat species.