Kamwatta Hill

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Kamwatta Hill
Village
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Kamwatta Hill
Location in Guyana
Coordinates: 8°07′N59°51′W / 8.117°N 59.850°W / 8.117; -59.850
Country Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana
Region Barima-Waini
Population
 (2012) [1]
  Total565

Kamwatta Hill is a community in the Barima-Waini Region, in northern Guyana. Kamwatta is an Amerindian village [2] inhabited by Warao and Arawak people. [3]

Kamwatta Hill is located at an altitude of 34 m (114 feet). Its population as of 2012 is 565 inhabitants. [1] The economy is based on subsistence farming. [4] Kamwatta Hill has a health centre and a primary school, however secondary education is provided in Wauna or Hosororo. [5] The community began receiving electricity in 2006, when a diesel-powered generator was donated by Mr. Monty Niathally, proprietor of Variety Woods and Greenheart Limited. [6]

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References

  1. 1 2 "2012 Population by Village". Statistics Guyana. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. "Indigenous villages". Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  3. Atkinson 2016, p. 129.
  4. Atkinson 2016, p. 128.
  5. Atkinson 2016, p. 130.
  6. "Generating sets handed over to three hinterland communities". Government Information Agency via Archive.org. Retrieved 21 August 2020.

Bibliography

Atkinson, Sharon (2016). "OUR LAND, OUR LIFE" (PDF). Forest Peoples. Amerindian Peoples Association and Forest Peoples Programme. ISBN   978-0-9935190-7-9.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

Coordinates: 8°07′N59°51′W / 8.117°N 59.850°W / 8.117; -59.850