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In terms of culture, language and population, Guyana has more in common with the Caribbean island world and India than with the rest of South America. Both curry and calypso are consumed, but rarely mixed - Indian culture rather exists side by side with black / creole culture.

The differences are also noticeable in the family structure. In black families, mother and grandmother / grandmother dominate, while father has the central role among Indians.

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The colonial heritage is also noticeable, not least in architecture: here Dutch drainage channels are mixed with cricket plans, Hindu temples and mosques.

Several of the most well-known authors reside abroad. Among them is ER Braithwaite, whose To Sir With Love from 1959 became a successful British film (The rebellious in Swedish). Martin Carter's politically colored poetry has gained international attention.

The culture of the indigenous people is reflected mainly in the art and in the country's museum collections.

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