Information on the "Warraus", an Amerindian tribe [GUY25621.E]

Sources consulted by the DIRB do not provide information on the above-mentioned tribe. However, they do provide information on Guyana's Amerindians, which might be useful.

The attachments from South America, Central America and the Caribbean 1993, South America: on a Shoestring and Amerindians of South America provide general information on Guyana's Amerindians.

While providing information on the Amerindians of South America, the attached pages of The World Directory of Minorities also refers to Guyana's Amerindians.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Bernhardson, Wayne et al. January 1994. 5th ed. South America: on a Shoestring. Hawthorn: Lonely Planet Publications, p. 816.

Minority Rights Group International. 1991. World Directory of Minorities. The High, Harlow, Essex: Longman Group UK, pp. 45-51.

Minority Rights Group International. 1987. No. 15. Amerindians of South America. London: Minority Rights Group, p. 19.

South America, Central America and the Caribbean 1993. 1993. 4th ed. London: Europa Publications

Additional Sources Consulted

Amnesty International country file (Guyana). 1986-96.

Amnesty International Report. 1993-96.

Annual Report of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights 1994. 1995.

Conflict in Central America. 1987.

Cultural Survival. 1989-96.

Latin America Press. 1992-96.

Latin American Weekly Report. 1993-96.

South American Handbook. 1987.

On-line search of news articles.