Hosororo

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Hosororo
Village
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Hosororo
Location in Guyana
Coordinates: 8°10′N59°48′W / 8.167°N 59.800°W / 8.167; -59.800
Country Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana
Region Barima-Waini
Population
 (2012) [1]
  Total723

Hosororo is a community in the Barima-Waini region of northern Guyana, on the west bank of the Aruka River, 10 km (6.2 mi) from the river's mouth, and three miles from Mabaruma.

It is known for its production of organic cocoa and is home to a nursery and propagation centre. [2]

The Arawak started to settle in the area about 3,500 years ago. [3] The village known for its fertile soils, and is the earliest known site of cassava cultivation by Amerindians in Guyana. [4] In 2016, Horosoro was joined with Mabaruma into a single town. [5]

Aubrey Williams, the abstract expressionist painter, who was banished to Hosororo as a result of his activism for the sugar farmers, was inspired by the Amerindian art and culture he found here. [6]

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References

  1. "2012 Population by Village". Statistics Guyana. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. "Locations". 2008-06-12. Archived from the original on 2008-06-12. Retrieved 2021-01-28.
  3. "Amerindian Tribes of Guyana". Guyana Chronicle. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  4. "Hosororo". Stabroek News. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  5. "The development of towns goes beyond mere speeches and promises". Stabroek News. Retrieved 22 August 2020.
  6. "Crossing boundaries: the life and works of Aubrey Williams". Art UK. Retrieved 19 August 2020.

Coordinates: 8°10′N59°48′W / 8.167°N 59.800°W / 8.167; -59.800