People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Guyanese of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 318,350

ROP3 Code: 103602
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: North American Peoples
People Cluster: Afro-American, Northern
Language: Guyanese Creole English - (gyn)
Religion: Christianity
Country of Origin: Guyana

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Majority Located Where

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 145,339

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 56,220

  Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL - 10,113

  Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL - 9,984

  Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA - 7,200

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Brief Profile

Guyanese are immigrants from the multi-ethnic South American country of Guyana on the Caribbean coast. Their primary languages are Guyanese Creole and English. North America has the highest number of Guyanese people outside of Guyana. A significant portion of Guyanese have settled in the Northeast of the USA. The Guyanese-American community mostly consists of people of Afro-Guyanese and Indo-Guyanese origins, although there are some of mixed heritage, as well as some indigenous peoples.

Many Guyanese have started shops, traditional Guyanese restaurants, grocery stores, and jewelry stores in the USA. Many Indo - Guyanese Americans work to maintain their cultural ties with both Guyana and India through wearing traditional Indian clothing and watching dubbed Bollywood videos. The Guyanese American community has close ties with Guyana and tends to remit money to help their families in their home country.

A weekly newspaper, The Journal of the Caribbean, is distributed throughout North America and with news from Guyana. Most Guyanese practice either Protestant Christianity or Roman Catholicism, although there are a significant number of Hindus as well.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for the Guyanese Christians to have a bold, vital witness to their unsaved countrymen.
  • Pray for God to draw Guyanese to the Creator God.
  • Pray for the Lord of the Harvest to raise up church planters among the Guyanese.
  • Pray for God to use Guyanese believers to impact the least people groups for Christ.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesJamaica EstatesNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY145,339
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON56,220
United StatesCoral SpringsMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL10,113
United StatesClermontOrlando-Kissimmee-SanfordFL9,984
United StatesStone MountainAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA7,200
United StatesSchenectadyAlbany-Schenectady-TroyNY4,329
United StatesZephyrhillsTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL3,780
United StatesOwings MillsBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD2,450
United StatesHartfordHartford-West Hartford-East HartfordCT2,375
United StatesMinneapolisMinneapolis-St. Paul-BloomingtonMN2,302
United StatesHoustonHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX1,500
United StatesNashvilleNashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--FranklinTN200
United StatesLouisvilleLouisville/Jefferson CountyKY37