120,000 in Suriname (1993). Population total all countries: 126,400.
Mainly Paramaribo and along the coast. Also in Aruba, Caribbean Netherlands, Netherlands, Sint Maarten.
3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language.
300,000 L2 speakers. Some literature. Lingua franca of 80% of the country, including the Hindustanis, Javanese, Chinese, American Indians, and Bush Negroes. All domains. All ages. Also use Dutch [nld].
Christian, traditional religion.