Suriname

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Suriname
A country in Americas
The number of individual languages listed for Suriname is 21. All are living languages. Of these, 12 are indigenous and 9 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 2 are institutional, 6 are developing, 1 is vigorous, 5 are in trouble, and 7 are dying.
Official Name
Republic of Suriname
Population

543,000 (2013 UNSD)

Principal Languages
Dutch, Sranan
Literacy Rate
95% (2015 World Factbook)
Immigrant Languages
English (900), Indonesian (8,690), Korean, North Levantine Spoken Arabic (1,000), Portuguese (300), Spanish (2,600)
International Conventions
ICCPR (1976), UNDRIP (2007)
General References
Campbell 1997, Crevels 2007
Deaf Population
490–26,000
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Suriname is 21. All are living languages. Of these, 12 are indigenous and 9 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 2 are institutional, 6 are developing, 1 is vigorous, 5 are in trouble, and 7 are dying.
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