Me and my friends were all outside one day, after school.
Why does France own a part of South America?
We all wanted to know. We decided to split it into five separate questions:
How did France get French Guiana? What language do they speak in French Guiana? What does France do with French Guiana now? When did France claim the French Guiana? Did the French Guiana have a name before France claimed it?
And, we got all the answers! Heres our work cited: https:/ /docs.google.com/ document/d/1pZ-T9NTVRpmnUy yCRiAcTZdycMwqc 1YJGOfGYLWmh0c/edit
How did France get French Guiana? Well, France started a trading center around Cayenne, along with the Spaniards and Dutch moving there. The Treaty of Brenda gave the territory to France, expelling the Dutch from the area. What language do they speak in French Guiana? The official language in French Guiana is French. But the native tribes speak their own (unknown) language, and the African tribes use Taki-Taki. They use French in all business interactions. What does France do with French Guiana now? Right now, France uses French Guiana as a trading port. French Guianas usual trader is, of course, France. But other usual traders are the European Union, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, and Martinique. When did France claim French Guiana? Before French Guiana was a country, the land was used for farming, then owned by the Chimu empire. Then, in 1648, it was used by Hunter-gatherers and farmers, then, finally, in 1789 it was claimed and named, by the French. Did the French Guiana have a name before France claimed it? Actually, this is a simple answer. No. But it was used for many other things before France claimed it.