[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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I've had the pleasure of telling him so sence—'twas in Surinam 'long in '72.Cape Cod Stories
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This contains an account of his journey with his family to settle at Surinam.Art in England
The Carib women in Surinam think that large calves of the leg are a beauty.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
The Dutch brought the cultivation of coffee to Surinam in 1718.All About Coffee
William H. Ukers
It lives in Brazil and Surinam, and feeds chiefly on ants and termites.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History
- a republic in NE South America, on the Atlantic: became a self-governing part of the Netherlands in 1954 and fully independent in 1975. Official languages: Dutch; English is also widely spoken. Religion: Hindu, Christian, and Muslim. Currency: guilder. Capital: Paramaribo. Pop: 566 846 (2013 est). Area: 163 820 sq km (63 251 sq miles)Former names: Dutch Guiana, Netherlands Guiana