[soo r-uh-nahm, -nam; Dutch sy-ree-nah-muh]
- a republic on the NE coast of South America: formerly a territory of the Netherlands; gained independence 1975. 60,230 sq. mi. (155,995 sq. km). Capital: Paramaribo.
Also Su·ri·nam [soo r-uh-nahm, -nam] /ˈsʊər əˌnɑm, -ˌnæm/.
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