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9 exotic places where English is widely spoken

Nov. 6, 2013, 3:28 p.m.
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Guyana

Guyana is the only South American country that uses English as an official language. Located on the continent's northeastern coastline, it has more in common — at least culturally — with Caribbean nations like Trinidad and Tobago than with its South American neighbors. The language on the street has a unique cadence and uses words and grammatical structures from other languages, so it can take a few days to get used to it.

With a blending of Indian, Native American, and African culture and lots of beaches, eco-tourism destinations, and well-kept colonial-era architecture, Guyana is one of the most underrated destinations in South America, and certainly the most accessible nation on the continent for English speakers.