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GUYANA – The Land of Many Waters and Fish – Dmitri Allicock

GUYANA- THE LAND OF MANY WATERS AND FISH

BY DMITRI ALLICOCK – for GUYANESE ONLINE

A Wai-Wai shooting fish – Upper Demerara River –  early 1900’s

GUIANA is the Amerindian word for the Country between the two rivers Orinoco and Amazon and derived from the root word” Winna” meaning “water or watery country” and to all Guyanese it known as “the land of many waters”.

Approximately 90% of Guyana’s population, affected by history, still lives along the coastal plains. An exceptionally large portion of this sparsely populated vast country’s interior is uninhabited or lightly populated. It boasts four mountain ranges including Mount Roraima 9,304 feet, over 270 Waterfalls, 18 lakes and dense equatorial and largely virgin tropical rainforest covering over 80% of this country.

The area sustains over 1000 tree species, 1,200 mammals, birds and 1800 species of fish.

Read complete article – FISHING IN GUYANA – by Dmitri Allicock

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