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South America

To which language should you translate to localize in Guyana?

What the 150 top websites do

Of the top 150 website (Global by design ranking):

  • 38/150 translate into English.
  • 15/150 translate into Spanish.
  • 1/150 translates into the Guyanese Creole.

If you need others information, below you can find a selection of economic/social/cultural data



Official language

It’s the only English speaking country in South America.


T-Index ranks countries according to their potential for online sales.

Actual languages
Guyanese Creole (85%)

Other languages
Indigenous (10.5%): Akawaio, Arawak, Atorada, Carib, Kapong Macushi, Mapidian, Patamona, Pemon, Waiwai, Wapishana, Warao.


Capital: Georgetown
Currency: Guyanese Dollar
Population: 808.726 mln
Population density: 4.1/km2 (2024)


GDP: $16.33 (2022)
GDP per capita: $20.6 ‎(2022) ‎
Exports: $18.5 billion (2022)


Internet users: 85.3% penetration, 816.8 thousands
Unemployment rate: 15.6% (2021)
Urbanisation: 27.3% (2024)
Literacy: 90.4% (2022)


Numbering system
Arabic numbering system with the comma as decimal separator
Date format: dd-mm-yyyy
Time: 24h time system
Country code: 00592

Language data sources: Worldatlas/Britannica//EF/Wikipedia; Demography data sources: IMF/Worldometers; Conventions data source: Wikipedia; Economy data sources: WTO/OEC/CIA/Esomar/Datareportal; Statistics data sources: Datareportal/WorldBank/UN/UNESCO/CEIC/IMF/Culturalatlas/Commisceoglobal

Facts and data


$3.75 billion (2022). Refined Petroleum ($441M), Valves ($206M), Cars ($108M), Large Construction Vehicles($106M), and Delivery Trucks ($81.7M), importing mostly from United States ($1.04B), China ($536M), Brazil ($265M), Trinidad and Tobago ($257M), and Suriname ($159M).

Ease of doing business
Medium, ease of conducting business is ranked 134th worldwide out of 190 countries (2019, World Bank).

Global Innovation Index
Ranked 12th out of 19 Latin America and the
Caribbean countries, 86th out of 141 worldwide.

The Global Innovation Index captures the innovation
ecosystem performance of 141 economies and tracks the most recent global innovation trends.

$18.5 billion (2022). Crude Petroleum ($15.9B), Gold ($1.36B), Rice ($429M), Aluminium Ore ($192M), and Hard Liquor ($120M), exporting mostly to Panama ($5.84B), Netherlands ($2.86B), United States ($2.37B), United Arab Emirates ($1.18B), and Italy ($1.18B).

Economic freedom
‘Mostly unfree’ (rated 57.3 out of 100) ranked 98th worldwide out of 186 countries (2024, Heritage Foundation and Wall Street Journal).

Economy data sources: WTO/OEC/CIA/Esomar/Datareportal

Service Imports (2019)
Service Exports (2019)

Source: OEC

Historical Data Trade Imports (2019)

The following section uses historical trade data imports from partners of Guyana.

Historical Data Trade Exports (2019)

The following section uses historical trade data exports from partners of Guyana.

Source: OEC

The Top Export Opportunities for Guyana by Relatedness

Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product by showing only products that Guyana is not specialized in.

Guyana's Most Complex Exports

The Product Complexity Index (PCI) measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

Source: OEC

Guyana's Most Specialized Products

Specialization is measured using Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA), an index that takes the ratio between Guyana observed and expected exports in each product.

Source: OEC

Market Growth Imports (2019)

This score represents the likelihood that the given country will start importing that product in the next few years. It forecasts the opening of a new specific market.

Market Growth Exports (2019)

This score represents the likelihood that the given country will start exporting that product in the next few years. It forecasts the opening of a new specific market.

Source: OEC

Foreign direct investment, net inflows (% of GDP)

Source: WorldBank



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Media language

Information channels
The constitution guarantees freedom of speech, although officials are apt to use defamation laws to silence opposition journalists, says Reporters Without Borders.
Broadcasting legislation adopted in 2017 was criticised by some local media owners and press freedom groups. The bill requires private broadcasters to carry up to one hour of government-chosen public service output daily. 
The government operates radio stations and a TV network.

News agency

Guyana Times – news site
iNewsGuyana – news site
News Room Guyana – news site

The press

Guyana Chronicle – government-owned daily
Stabroek News – private daily
Kaieteur News – private daily


National Communications Network (NCN) – TV (Channel 11) – state-owned


National Communications Network (NCN) – state-owned, operates Voice of Guyana, Fresh FM, Hot FM

Media data source: BBC

Internet Data

Internet users
85.3% penetration, 816.8 thousands.

Share of web traffic by device
66.33% mobile phones, 28.04% computers (laptops and desktops), 5.59% tablet devices, others 0.05%.

Median speed of mobile Internet connection
22.40 Mbps

Median speed of fixed Internet connection
61.85 Mbps

Mobile connection as a percentage of total population: 84.1%

Percentage of mobile connections that are broadband (3G-5G): 77.7%

Most popular web search engines
Google (90.22%), Bing (8.7%), Yahoo! (0.81%), DuckduckGo (0.14%), Baidu (0.6%).

Most used social media
Facebook (80.79%), Pinterest (6.48%), Instagram (6.28%), YouTube (3.64%), Twitter (1.77%), Reddit (0.61%), Tumblr (0.25%).

Internet data sources: Datareportal/Statcounter

Social statistics

Life expectancy
66 yrs (2021)

Corruption perceptions Index
Guyana scored 40 out of 100, ranked 85 out 185 countries worldwide (2023).

Current health expenditure
5.51% of GDP

CO2 emissions
3.5 metric tons per capita

Current education expenditure
85.4% of total expenditure in public institutions.

Social statistics sources: WorldBank/UN/UNESCO/CEIC/IMF

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Languages research

Languages of Guyana


  • Warao

  • Carib

  • Arawak

  • Berbice Nederlands

  • Guyanese English Creole

  • Trio

  • Mawayama

  • Waiwai

  • Português

  • Wapishana

  • Macushi

  • Patamona

  • Pemon

  • Akawaio

Source: The Passenger

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