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Shulinab Village – South Central Rupununi

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4th of September, 2020. Region 9, Guyana, South America

Last updated: September 4, 2020 at 21:56 pm

Shulinab is an Indigenous village located in South Central Rupununi, Upper Takutu- Upper Essequibo- Region Nine, Guyana, South America. The village was named after a palm tree called Shaorai. It is situated between the right bank of Sawariwao river and to the left bank of Sawarab creek. It is bordered to the eastern and northern boundaries by the Kanuku mountains.

The community is home to some 500 persons and is the only Makushi speaking village on the South Rupununi. Before, the village home steads were up in the mountains at Miri king (Lucas Creek), Bairii wao, and Karan wao.

The village is managed by a leader (Toshao) and a team of councillors that makes up the Village Council. The current Toshao, Nicholas Fredericks, is the Chairman of the National Toshaos Council (NTC), the highest representative body for Amerindians in Guyana.

Its main economic activities are livestock rearing, subsistence farming of cassava, peanuts and ground provisions; fishing and hunting, craft and wood works. The community also has several services such as Community Centre, Health Centre, Village Office and churches.

There are two satellite communities next to our main village. There is Mirii wa’o village 4 miles’ east wards of main village and Quaiko village 2 miles west of main village. These satellite communities are overseen by Senior Councillors and reports at General meetings in main village every three months.

Source: Department of Public Information, Guyana, South America.

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