The ethnic diversity of Guyana is really what makes it a special place in South America


All the lands where the Europeans invaded during their conquest era across what they called "new world", have had a diverse mix of cultures as various races were brought in by force in chains, sent against their will by the ruling Euro class in their birth lands (India, China) to do menial tasks for a penny weekly, or came in from the varying European countries to find wealth. Each group set up residence, bred and became the citizens of the lands where they now call home.

The mix of races have created a vast choice of excellent cuisine, fashion, music, religion and more, but one of the very significant factor in these altered countries is the lingo. In the lands where British conquerors "owned", The English language was enforced and when all the groups gradually converted from their original tongue such as, Mandarin, Hindi, Swahili, Spanish, German, Cyrillic and so on, a unique accent and phonetic was created, known as patois

The term patois comes from Old French patois, 'local or regional dialect' (originally meaning 'rough, clumsy or uncultivated speech'), possibly from the verb patoier, 'to treat roughly', from patte, 'paw', from Old Low Franconian *patta, 'paw, sole of the foot', plus the suffix -ois

The music developed along the same path as the local linguistic phrases were written into the lyrics and the different cultural instruments and styles were mixed together to create all the current unique music known as Soca, Calyso, Reggae, Chutney etc. It's all good.