Welcome to the website of the Guyanese Languages Unit, now officially part of the Department of Language and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Education and Humanities at the University of Guyana, and home to the promotion and preservation of Guyana’s many languages, including:

Creolese
English
Wapichan
Makushi
Wai Wai
Akawaio
Arekuna
Patamuna
Kalina (Carib)
Warrau
Lokono

CONTACT US

To contact the Guyanese Languages Unit, please email guyanalanguagesunit@gmail.com

Recent Posts

GLU welcomes Letitia Wright in national languages

This video addresses the need to respect and promote the Creole and indigenous languages of Guyana. It is an audio version of a letter presented to Ms. Letitia Wright, the Guyanese star of the film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, on the occasion of the ceremony at the University of Guyana at which she received an … Continue reading GLU welcomes Letitia Wright in national languages

Reflections on Language & Education

by Charlene Wilkinson, University of Guyana Republished from: Transforming Pedagogy: Practice, Policy, & Resistance (Sargasso 2018-19, I & II) The uncountable moments that impinge upon a student’s consciousness, confined—even distorted as it can often be in these ex-plantation societies—to the shape of neo-colonial institutions, can indeed serve to energize an iconoclastic transformative impulse. By practicing … Continue reading Reflections on Language & Education

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