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Abenaston is located in Suriname
Location in Suriname
Coordinates: 4°27′N 55°22′W / 4.450°N 55.367°W / 4.450; -55.367
CountryFlag of Suriname.svg Suriname
Resort (municipality)Boven Suriname
 • Total~700

Abenaston is a village in Suriname with a population of about 700 people in 2005.[1] The population consists of Saramaka Maroons.[2]

The village was founded at its current location in the early 20th century with the help of the Moravian Church. There was a nearby settlement prior to that which was abandoned, because a feud had resulted in a part of the tribe moving to Botopasi.[3]

The village has a school, church, and a clinic.[1] The resources of the village are shared with the nearby village of Sukunal.[4]

Abenaston is located 3.0 nm from Pokigron[5] which is the end of the road. Villages to the south of Pokigron can only be accessed by boat.[6]

Coordinates: 4°27′N 55°22′W / 4.450°N 55.367°W / 4.450; -55.367


  1. ^ a b c "Alfa-nieuws. Jaargang 8". Digital Library for Dutch Literature (in Dutch). 2005. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  2. ^ "People in between: the Matawai Maroons of Suriname". Digital Library for Dutch Literature. 1981. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Slavernij? Zand erover!". Parbode (in Dutch). Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Structuur Analyse IV" (PDF). Planning Office Suriname (in Dutch). Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  5. ^ "OpenStreetMap". OpenStreetMap. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Welcome to the Jungle". Vives Onderwijs in Suriname (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 May 2020.