Map of Guyana
unused from 2012
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Guyana, along with Suriname, French Guiana, Falkland Islands, and Brazil is one of the five non-Hispanic nations in South America.
English is the official language and is used for education, government, media, and services. The vast majority of the population speak Creole, an English-based creole with African and East Indian influence, as their native tongue. In addition, Cariban languages (Akawaio, Wai-Wai, and Macushi) are spoken by a small minority, while Indic languages are retained for cultural and religious reasons. Spanish and Portuguese are widely used as second languages.