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Native American Tribes of Guyana

This is an index to the Native American language and cultural information on our website pertaining to Guyanese Indian tribes. Some pages contain more information than others. If you belong to an indigenous tribe from Guyana that is not currently listed on this page and you would like to see it here, please contact us about contributing information to our site.

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The original inhabitants of the area that is now Guyana included:

The Akawaio Indians
The Arawak Indians
The Carib Indians
The Macushi Indians
The Mapidian Indians
The Mawakwa Indians
The Patamona Indians
The Pemon Indians
The Shebayo Indians
The Waiwai Indians
The Wapishana Indians
The Warao Indians

Recommended books about Guyana's Native Americans:
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Legends and Myths of the Aboriginal Indian of British Guiana: Collection of Guayana Indian legends.
*Through Indian Eyes: A journey among the Indian tribes of Guiana: Description of the native people of Guyana.
Among The Indians Of Guiana: Anthropology text on the Guyana Indians.

Other resources about American Indian history, culture and society in Guyana:

Indigenous Peoples of Guyana: Information and photographs of the Guayanese Indian tribes.
Religions of Native South Americans: Texts about Witoto and Native Guyanese ceremonies and myths.
Animism and Folklore of the Guiana Indians: Online book of Arawak, Carib, and Makusi mythology.
Guyana Language Map: Images showing the distribution of languages spoken in Guyana.
Native American Nations in Northern South America: Information and photographs of tribes in this region.

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