Kwinti people

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The Kwinti are a "Maroon" Bushinengue ethnic group, descendants of runaway African slaves, living in the forested interior of Suriname on the bank of the Coppename River, and the eponymous term for their language, which has less than 1,000 speakers. Their language is an English-based creole with Portuguese and other influences. It is similar to the languages spoken by the Aluku and Paramaccan Maroons.

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  • Hoogbergen, Wim (1992). Origins of the Suriname Kwinti Maroons, New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids 66, no: 1/2, Leiden, 27-59, KITLV. Green, E.C., The Matawai Maroons: An Acculturating Afro American Society, PhD. dissertation, Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America, 1974.