- an independent republic on the NE coast of South America: a former British protectorate; gained independence 1966; member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 82,978 sq. mi. (214,913 sq. km). Capital: Georgetown.
Formerly British Guiana.
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Examples from the Web for guyanese
The treasured Guyanese gold bracelets she wore every day were found inside a different purse on her bedroom closet floor.Lesley Herring: The Hollywood Murder Case With No Body
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- of or relating to Guyana or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Guyana
- a republic in NE South America, on the Atlantic: colonized chiefly by the Dutch in the 17th and 18th centuries; became a British colony in 1831 and an independent republic within the Commonwealth in 1966. Official language: English. Religions: Christian and Hindu. Currency: dollar. Capital: Georgetown. Pop: 739 903 (2013 est). Area: about 215 000 sq km (83 000 sq miles)Former name (until 1966): British Guiana
Word Origin and History for guyanese
from a native word perhaps meaning "respectable."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper