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

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

Wakapoa reflective essay: Jumiah Whittington

Embarking on the trip to Wakapoa was the most amazing and exciting thing I’ve ever done. Although it had its ups and downs, terrifying moments and embarrassing times, only one word can describe it: extraordinary. From the very beginning I was anxious to go somewhere no one has ever been before, but coming down to … Continue reading Wakapoa reflective essay: Jumiah Whittington

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