Guiana

Guiana, an extensive tract of country in the N. of S. America fronting the Atlantic, bordering on Venezuela on the W., and for the rest hemmed in by Brazil; it is divided into British, Dutch, and French Guiana, all fronting the sea; the physical characteristics of all three are practically the same; a fertile alluvial foreshore, with upward-sloping savannahs and forests to the unexplored highlands, dense with luxuriant primeval forest; rivers numerous, climate humid and hot, with a plentiful rainfall; vegetation, fauna, &c., of the richest tropical nature; timber, balsams, medicinal barks, fruits, cane-sugar, rice, cereals, &c., are the chief products; also some gold. British Guiana (278) is the most westerly, and borders on Venezuela; area, 88,650 sq. m., divided into Berbice, Demerara, and Essequibo; Georgetown (q.v.) is the capital. Dutch Guiana or Surinam (73) occupies the central position; area, 46,058 sq. m.; capital Paramaribo (q.v.). French Guiana or Cayenne (30) lies to the E.; area, 31,000 sq. m; capital, Cayenne (q.v.).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Gueux * Guicciardini
Guelderland
Guelphs
Guericke, Otto von
Guerin, Maurice de
Guerin, Pierre
Guernsey
Guerrazzi, Francesco Domenico
Guesclin, Bertrand du
Guest, Edwin
Gueux
Guiana
Guicciardini
Guichard, Karl
Guicowar
Guido Aretinus
Guido Reni
Guienne
Guignes, Joseph de
Guildford
Guildhall
Guildhall School of Music

Nearby

Links here from Chalmers

Behem, Martin
Jonson, Benjamin
Ralegh, Sir Walter