Dutch Guyana

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November 30, 2021

Dutch Guiana (Dutch: Nederlands-Guiana), sometimes called Dutch Guiana, is a former Dutch colony located on the Wild Coast of South America.

Geography

History

This territory was under Dutch domination between the 17th century and 1796, then became British until 1816, to become Dutch again for nearly 160 years until its independence in 1975 under the name of Suriname, the last governor of the colony Johan Ferrier , becoming the first President of the Republic of this independent state. Before 1796, Dutch Guyana was much larger, with the regions of Berbice, Démérara and Essequibo. In 1816, these three regions will not be returned to the Netherlands but constitute British Guyana until 1966, the date of Guyana's independence. The effective return of the Netherlands to Suriname will take place at the beginning of 1817 with the dispatch of a governor. In the meantime, British settlers had installed slaves of African origin, from their colonies in the West Indies, who were already English-speaking. During the period of transition between the two colonial systems, between 1814 and 1817 (Treaty of Vienna), there were many escapes of slaves, who will indulge in marooning in the interior of the country, far from the coast. This partly explains the importance of the English language in the country.

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External links

New map of the wonderful, large and rich land of Guyana ... from 1598 Suriname Portal Netherlands Portal History Portal

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