|Ronald Venetiaan • Edgar Davids • Ronnie Brunswijk • Remy Bonjasky|
|41% of Suriname's population|
|Regions with significant populations|
|Suriname (Paramaribo · Coronie · Brokopondo · Marowijne · Saramacca)
Netherlands, United States
Afro-Surinamese are the inhabitants of Suriname of Black African origin. There are divided into two groups, the Creole people and the Maroons. The Surinamese Creole people are the mixed descendants of West African slaves and Europeans. The Maroons were runaway slaves who formed independent settlements together.
Creole people 
The Surinamese Creoles form 31% of the population. They are the mixed descendants of West African slaves and Europeans (mostly Dutch). Their culture is a fusion of various African cultures with indigenous and European influences. The traditional garment of the Creoles in Suriname, the koto with the anjisa (in special way tied headscarf). This costume is still worn on festive occasions.
The Dutch slave traders 
Some Dutch people were then involved in the slave trade. They sought office space for their plantations. The space they received was when the British in the Treaty of Breda (1667) gave land on the northern coast of South America, ceded to them in exchange for New York. Suriname became a slave colony. Rapidly were slaves shipped from Africa to Suriname to work to put on coffee and sugar plantations of Dutch and other Europeans.
Over time, the 'Creoles' get used to their new environment and they created space for their African religion with many 'winti's' minds. Some slaves asked for help in their minds the flight of the plantation.
Thus, every Saturday night under the watchful eye of the plantation owners and black overseers, late into the night dance parties held. To the great amusement of the slaveowners.
Escaped slaves in French Guiana and Suriname fled to the interior and joined with indigenous peoples and created several independent tribes, among them the Saramaka, the Paramaka, the Ndyuka (Aukan), the Kwinti, the Aluku (Boni), and the Matawai. By the 1990s the maroons in Suriname had begun to fight for their land rights.
Notable Surinamese of African descent 
See also 
- Case of the Saramaka People v. Suriname, Judgment of November 28, 2007, Inter-American Court of Human Rights (La Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos), accessed 21 May 2009