Meriwau means a menitree. It was named by a Wapichan man. It was the first village in history where the Makushis and the Wapichan lived together. Meriwau is now a satellite of Shulinab situated approximately 5 miles south east of Shulinab.

COMMUNITY PROFILE 
NameMeriwau
Satellite/s Satellite of Shulinab
Region9
Area of Land-
Titled/UntitledTitled
Name of Toshao (Re-elected 2012)Vibert Ignace
Name of Senior CouncillorDominque Stephens
Total Number Councillors2
Number of CSO’s15
DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population 234
Number of households39
1 st LanguageMakushi
2 nd LanguageEnglish
ReligionChristian (Roman Catholic)
Means of communicationWord of Mouth, Vici Radio
Means of Electricity Solar panel, generator
Types of transportationBull Cart, Motorcycle, Bicycle
Nearest Town or Village for marketing linkages Lethem, Shulinab
Seasonal patternsWet and dry
Soil TypeLoam, Clay, Sandy
Economy
Major economic activitiesAgriculture and cattle rearing
HEALTH FACILITY
Type of Health FacilityHealth Post
Health PersonnelCommunity Health Worker
Source of Water Supply Shallow hand dug well, drilled well
BUILDINGS
Other Main BuildingsHealth Post, Women’s Centre, Church
INFRASTRUCTURE
Other Infrastructure Chicken Pen, Ranch Quarter Coal
EQUIPMENT
Other Equipment Chainsaw, Brush Cutter, Solar Cooker, Water pump, etc.
GROUPS
List of Social Groups and Clubssports clubs, youth group, women’s group