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Suriname Line breaks: Suri|name
Pronunciation: /ˌsʊərɪˈnam/
(also Surinam ˌsʊərɪˈnam)

Definition of Suriname in English:

A country on the NE coast of South America; population 481,300 (est. 2009); languages, Dutch (official), Creoles, Hindi; capital, Paramaribo. Former name (until 1948) Dutch Guiana.

Colonized by the Dutch and the English from the 17th century, Suriname became fully independent in 1975. The population is descended largely from African slaves and Asian workers brought in to work on sugar plantations; there is also a small American Indian population


Example sentences
  • A joint venture with a Surinamer is usually the easiest way for foreigners to do business in Suriname.
  • This measure also met with much criticism, because the Surinamers felt they were placed second.
  • Since the beginning of the seventies there has been an enormous migration of Surinamers to the Netherlands.
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