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Guyana is a small country on the northeastern coast of South America. The inland forests contain mineral deposits, but the vast majority of the population lives on the coastal plain where sugarcane is grown. The descendants of the Indian indentured workers, who were brought in to work on the sugar plantations starting in 1838, now m…

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Paul Younger, “Guyana”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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