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Old 09-03-2012, 04:47 AM
 
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Besides Brazil, there's a few countries in Continental South America were they have an official language other than Spanish : Belize and Guyana have English, French Guyana have french and Suriname have Dutch.


I wonder how different are those countries from any average Spanish speaking country in South America?
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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Belize is located in Central America, not South America.

Besides Brazil, the non-Spanish speaking countries of South America are Guyana and Suriname.

And as I said in another thread, Guyana and Suriname are a total mystery for me and for most Brazilians.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:19 AM
 
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Belize is located in Central America, not South America.

Besides Brazil, the non-Spanish speaking countries of South America are Guyana and Suriname.

And as I said in another thread, Guyana and Suriname are a total mystery for me and for most Brazilians.



Sorry, I should have said " non Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America".
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:03 AM
 
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French Guiana is not a country, it's an overseas province/state of France much like Hawaii and Alaska are to the U.S.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Guyana and Surinam are completely isolated from the rest of South America (there isn't even a road link), and evolved as overseas colonies of Britain and the Netherlands. Accordingly, they are as different from Spanish Latin America, as are Bahamas and Aruba from Cuba or Dominican Republic.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:54 PM
 
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The non-Latino countries are mixed in with the rest of the continent in terms of Human Development Index, which the United Nations uses as it's official measure of the health and well being of a country. It is based on a number of factors, but not exclusively financial wealth. It also measure physical health, and access to medical care, along with education opportunities.

Chile 0.805
Argentina 0.797
Barbados 0.793
Uruguay 0.783
Cuba 0.776
Bahamas 0.771
Mexico 0.770
Panama 0.768
Antigua and Barbuda 0.764
Trinidad and Tobago 0.760
Grenada 0.748
Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.735
Venezuela 0.735
Jamaica 0.727
Peru 0.725
Dominica 0.724
Saint Lucia 0.723
Ecuador 0.720
Brazil 0.718
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.717
Colombia 0.710
Belize 0.699
Dominican Republic 0.689

World 0.682

Suriname 0.680
El Salvador 0.674
Paraguay 0.665
Bolivia 0.663
Guyana 0.633
Honduras 0.625
Nicaragua 0.589
Guatemala 0.574
Haiti 0.454
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:29 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Guyanese people don't consider theirselves as Latin American. They are culturally very similar to the English speaking west indian islands especially similar (almost exactly the same) to Trinidad and Tobago.
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