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Maicobi is a village in Potaro-Siparuni, Guyana, on the right bank of the Potaro River near Tumatumari.


The population of the village is 75 (1994 figure)[1] in about 30 households (2002 figure). The inhabitants are all Amerindians including members of the Macchusi, Carib and Patamona tribes, who have maintained much of their culture without any racial integration.[2]


Maicobi is managed by a Village Captain, a Vice Captain and five councilors.[2]


The main economic activities are subsistence farming[2] and the production of legumes for sale in neighbouring communities.[1]


The village has two shops and a primary school.[2]


Access to the village is via the Potaro River.[2]


  1. ^ a b "National report on indigenous peoples and development". United Nations Development Programme. December 1994. Retrieved 2008-06-07. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Environmental impact assessment report" (PDF). Ground Structures Engineering Consultants. January 2002. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 19, 2007. Retrieved 2008-06-07.