Guyana (properly pronounced [ɡaɪˈa.na]; more frequently Anglicised as [gaɪ'æ.nə] or [giˈɑ.nə]), is officially named the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, and is the only nation state of the Commonwealth of Nations on the mainland of South America. Guyana lies north of the equator, in the tropics, and is located on the Atlantic Ocean. Guyana is bordered to the east by Suriname, to the south and southwest by Brazil and to the west by Venezuela. It is the third smallest country on the mainland of South America. Culturally it is more associated with the Caribbean than with Latin America. It is also the only English speaking country in South America.