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.
Regions with significant populations
 Suriname ~12,000–24,000
3.7% of Suriname's population[1]
Dutch, Sranan Tongo, and Indigenous languages
Roman Catholicism, Evangelicalism, Irreligion, Native religions

Indigenous peoples in Suriname, or Native Surinamese, are Surinamese people who are of indigenous ancestry. They compromise approximately 3.7% of Suriname's population of 566,846.[1]

Contemporary groups

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Suriname." CIA World Factbook. Retrieved 8 Dec 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 "Suriname." Ethnologue. Retrieved 8 Dec 2013.