Tapanahony River

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Tapanahony River
Suriname - Tapanahoni - Kaart 1905.jpg
1905 map of the Tapanahoni River
Tapanahony River is located in Suriname
Tapanahony River
DistrictSipaliwini District
Physical characteristics
 • locationEilerts de Haan Mountains
 • coordinates2°34′05″N 55°57′21″W / 2.5681°N 55.9558°W / 2.5681; -55.9558
MouthMarowijne River
 • coordinates
4°22′N 54°27′W / 4.367°N 54.450°W / 4.367; -54.450Coordinates: 4°22′N 54°27′W / 4.367°N 54.450°W / 4.367; -54.450
Basin features
ProgressionMarowijne RiverAtlantic Ocean

The Tapanahony River (sometimes called Tapanahoni) is a major river in the south eastern part of Suriname, South America. The river originates in the Southern part of the Eilerts de Haan Mountains, near the border with Brazil. It joins the Marowijne River at a place called Stoelmanseiland. Upstream, there are many villages inhabited by Indian Tiriyó people, while further downstream villages are inhabited by the Amerindian Wayana and Maroon Ndyuka people.

Villages along the river[edit]

Inhabited by Tiriyó[edit]

Inhabited by Ndyuka[edit]

Inhabited by Wayana[edit]


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  • Bruijning, Conrad Friederich Albert; Voorhoeve, Jan (1977). Encyclopedie van Suriname. Amsterdam: Elsevier. ISBN 90-10-01842-3.