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Garifuna children in Livingston, Guatemala

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LR DESCRIPTION Garifuna children in Livingston, District of Izabal, Guatemala, Central America.

Garifuna is the name of the distinct people who are the mixture of the South American Arawak and Carib Indians and the Africans who fused together on the island of St. Vincent. The Garinagu (plural) were the inhabitants of St. Vincent Island until the British forced them into exile in 1797. They are considered the only Black Ameri-Indians who live in the Caribbean coast of Central America starting from Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and Belize.

The Garifuna people have maintained their own language and traditions which are unique and greatly influenced by African and Native Indian traditions and customs.

La Buga is the Garifuna name for Livingston a small city in the Izabal region of Guatemala. La Buga, along with Puerto Barrios, are the major centers in Guatemala where Garifuna reside.


Location/Subject: Garifuna Culture in Livingston, Guatemala
City/Town: Livingston
State/Province: Izabal
Country: Guatemala
Sublocation: Central America
World Region: Latin America
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