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Rewa Village – North Rupununi – Canoe Paddling

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An Amerindian paddles a dugout canoe in the Rewa River in Rewa Village in the North Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana, South America.

Rewa, located at the confluence of the Rewa and Rupununi Rivers, is home to about 300 Amerindians of the Makushi Tribe. It is known for the famous “Rewa Eco Lodge,” luscious fishing grounds and beautiful scenery.

The Demerara River – Speedboats

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These beautiful speedboats take passengers across the Demerara River from the Vreedenhoop Stelling to the Stabroek Market Wharf in Georgetown, Guyana, South America and back.

People travel from Georgetown to the West Bank and back everyday for various purposes including school, work and business.

The photo above was taken around June 2019 by Patrick Carpen.

Rupununi River – Boating – Kids

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Kids of Yupukari Village, Central Rupununi Savannahs, Guyana, South America get ready for an educational and recreational boating activity up the Rupununi River.

The word “rupununi” is derived from the Makushi word “rapon” which is the name of a duck found along the Rupununi River.

Sandbank – Rupununi River

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Kids of Yupukari Village in Central Rupununi, Guyana, South America enjoy some recreational and educational activities on the sandbank of the Rupununi River.

Yupukari River is home the Caiman House Eco Lodge which grew out of international research of the endangered black caiman. The black caiman is only remaining in about three places on earth – the Rupununi River being one of them.

Rupununi Savannahs – Games

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The game of the Rupununi – like neighboring Brazil – is football. In this photo, Rupununians have fun with a game of football in the Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana, South America.

The photo above was taken around June 2014.

Children’s Mash Parade 2019 – Rupununi

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The children Mash Parade was held as a Pre-Mash celebration in Lethem, Rupununi Savannahs, Guyana, South America on the 25th of Janaury 2019. Schools from various parts of the Rupununi Savannahs came out to the town of Lethem to take part in the Mash Competitions.

Mashramani in Guyana is used to celebrate the birth of the Republic. Guyana was declared a Republic on the 23rd of February, 1970. The word Mashramani is derived from an Amerindian language and it means celebration after hard work.

In focus in the photo above are students of the Yupukari Primary School of Central Rupununi Savannahs taking part in the performances.

The photo above was taken on the 25th of January 2019 by Patrick Carpen.

Masakanari – Deep South Rupununi

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Kids playing football in the field at Masakanari, Deep South Rupununi, Guyana, South America.

Masakanari, also popularly called “Gunns,” is an isolated Indigenous village located in the Deep South Rupununi in Region nine. It is the home to the Wai Wai tribe of Amerindians. Masakanari has a trail link to neighbouring Suriname that takes several days traversing across the dense jungle.

Masakanari – Gunns Village, Deep South Rupununi

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Kids heading home after a tiring but enjoyable day of playing football in the field.

Masakanari, also popularly called “Gunns,” is an isolated Indigenous village located in the Deep South Rupununi in Region 9, Guyana, South America. It is the home to the Wai Wai tribe of Amerindians. Masakanari has a trail link to neighbouring Suriname that takes several days traversing across the dense jungle.