Indigenous peoples in Suriname

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Indigenous Surinamese
School children Bigi Poika.jpg
Schoolchildren of the Kali'na community at Bigi Poika in Suriname.
Total population
3.7% of Suriname's population[1]
Regions with significant populations
Paramaribo, Wanica, Para, Marowijne, Sipaliwini
Indigenous languages, Dutch, and Sranan Tongo
Native American religion, Christianity (Catholicism and Protestantism), others

Indigenous peoples in Suriname, Native Surinamese, or Amerindian Surinamese, are Surinamese people who are of indigenous ancestry. They comprise approximately 3.8% of Suriname's population of 566,846.[1]

Contemporary groups[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Suriname." CIA World Factbook. Retrieved 8 Dec 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Suriname." Ethnologue. Retrieved 8 Dec 2013.