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 Full

559,000 (2016 UNSD)

Principal Languages
Dutch, Sranan Tongo
Literacy Rate
96% (2017 World Factbook)
Immigrant Languages
English (900), Indonesian (8,940), Korean, North Levantine Spoken Arabic (1,000), Portuguese (300), Spanish (2,600)
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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