Koriabo

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Koriabo
Village
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Koriabo
Location in Guyana
Coordinates: 7°37′N59°38′W / 7.617°N 59.633°W / 7.617; -59.633
Country Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana
Region Barima-Waini
Population
 (2012) [1]
  Total565

Koriabo is a community in the Barima-Waini region of Guyana, standing at an altitude of 36 metres. Barima and Koriba form an Amerindian community [2] which is mainly inhabited by Warao people with a minority of Arawak and Kalina people. [3]

Dutch plantations were established in the area in the 1760s. [4] Koriabo was established as a mission in 1946. [3] The economy is based on subsistence farming. [3] Gold mining in the area is threatening the water supply. [5]

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References

  1. "2012 Population by Village". Statistics Guyana. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. "Indigenous villages". Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  3. 1 2 3 Atkinson 2016, p. 100.
  4. "SPANISH RAIDS ON DUTCH TERRITORY (1758-1768)". Guyana.org. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  5. Atkinson 2016, p. 103.

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: 7°37′N59°38′W / 7.617°N 59.633°W / 7.617; -59.633