Asian Surinamese

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Asian Surinamese
Total population
Approx. 167,000
Regions with significant populations
 Suriname (Approx. 167,000[1])
Languages
Dutch, Sranan Tongo, Caribbean Hindustani, Javanese
Religion
Hinduism, Islam, Christianity
Related ethnic groups
Asian Guyanese

Asian Surinamese or Surinamese people of Asian descent are Surinamese people whose ancestry lies within the continent of Asia.

As of 2013, people of Asian descent are the majority in Suriname, accounting for approximately 54% of the country's population. By national origin, 37% are Indian, 15% are Javanese, and 2% are Chinese.[1]

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References and footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CIA - The World Factbook -- Suriname". CIA. Archived from the original on May 7, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-13.