Talk:English Guyana

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Flag Proposal

This is the present flag of English Guyana:

It seems to be more of a generic English territorial flag. I've found the British Guyana flag:

but for preference without the crumpled effect.

Any thoughts on changing the flag?

I would be in favour of using a more "locality-centered" flag, rather than the generic. Elemtilas 17:00, 2 March 2006 (PST)


Why would Hindi be official in English Guyana *there*? Northern India did not become British in IB. Boreanesia 22:22, 31 Jul 2005 (PDT)

Grr. Which language is it then? Bengal? We've got a lót of Indians in Eng.G. Imported after slavery was abolished. (Would have been mùch more convenient if we'd got all of India too!)
Even though the territories of Northern India did not become British in IB, a lot of Indians did! Elemtilas
Indeed! Well, Calcutta, the English enclave in India is indeed in the Ban̊gál (Bengal). There could have been debt peons coming from the region around the other two British colonies at the time in India (i.e., Tamils from around Madras and Marathis from around Bombay). But certainly most of them would have been Bán̊glá (Bengali) coolies from around Calcutta. Boreanesia 08:56, 1 Aug 2005 (PDT)
But certainly not the same amounts we've got *here*. That makes me think of the population of Batavian Guyana. *Here*, it is a mix of Creoles, Hindustans and Javanese. It looks like the latter two can both be discounted. That makes me wonder about an alternative. Tamils, perhaps? --IJzeren Jan 11:34, 1 Aug 2005 (PDT)
Although probably not the same amounts, there would still be quite a lot of them. Keep in mind that the Asians that were brought over to other British colonies were indentured servants (essentially debt slaves, despite the rhetoric against slavery). These need not have come from the British enclaves themselves, but from the countries surrounding them. Consider, for instance, how the slave trade worked in Guinea. The slaves never actually came from the European enclaves themselves, but from the hinterlands.
Now that I think of it, the situation in IB would probably result in the predominance of a creole in the Guyanas rather than any one language from Southern Asia. Just like what happened when Guinean slaves were brought over to the Caribbean.
Boreanesia 04:11, 2 Aug 2005 (PDT)



I include a suggestion for a flag that fit better with the other colonial flag.--Marc Pasquin 00:49, 20 September 2007 (PDT)

And here is my sugestion. I used the english colonial flag pattern as seen in FOIB web-site. As the boat badge is already in use for Cambrian Guyana I borrowed the coat of arms from Guyana after independence *here*.
--Pedromoderno 02:39, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
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