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  • proper n. A collective name for Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.


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  • The Guianas are the site of the first coffee planting on the continent of South America; and according to some accounts, the first in the New World.

    All About Coffee

  • "The agreement is a step in the right direction in order to put an end to a daily ecological and human drama that undermines the Guianas, which is one of the jewels of Amazonian biodiversity," said Kelle.

    Water Conserve: Water Conservation RSS Newsfeed

  • (where Brazil and the Guianas are the most important tracts escaping its sway), in Central America, Mexico, Cuba, Porto Rico, and sporadically in southern parts of the United States, such as Texas,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • He also has a deft touch in weaving past and present together: "Sir Walter Raleigh would have loved it: here was a city in the Guianas, inhabited by paupers, all with gold teeth."

    From Guyana to Guiana

  • "Other places may feel more magnificent than the Guianas, or perhaps even emptier," he writes, "but nowhere feels quite so unconquered."

    From Guyana to Guiana

  • These colonial powers saw in the Jews who had left Dutch Brazil after its occupation by the Portuguese (1654) a favored population for the settling of the Guianas.

    Caribbean Islands and the Guianas.

  • In the Caribbean and the Guianas, this was taken as a sacred trust and even when community budgets were constrained the leaders gave priority to the dowry fund.

    Caribbean Islands and the Guianas.

  • Their main interest was the so-called “Wild Coast” (the Guianas) and the Caribbean islands.

    Caribbean Islands and the Guianas.

  • To sum up, the life of Jewish women in the Caribbean and the Guianas differed from that elsewhere in the Jewish world, since Jewish life had to adapt itself to the jungle, to isolated plantations and to small islands, with only limited contact with the outside world.

    Caribbean Islands and the Guianas.

  • Perhaps creating confusion since the GuAyana region of Venezuela is totally sovereign to Venezuela and not otherwise related to the Essequibo territory or other of the Dutch or French Guianas along the southern Atlantic seaboard.

    Crystallex addicts in total confusion as international media catches up on month-old PR on Las Cristinas


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