Suriname

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Suriname
A country in Americas
The number of individual languages listed for Suriname is 19. All are living languages. Of these, 2 are institutional, 6 are developing, 4 are in trouble, and 7 are dying.
Official Name
Republic of Suriname, Republiek Suriname, Ripoliku Sranan
Population

539,000 (2013 World Bank)

Principal Languages
Dutch, Sranan
Literacy Rate
94% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
English, Korean, North Levantine Spoken Arabic, Portuguese, Sign Language of the Netherlands
Deaf Population
490–26,000
General References
Campbell 1997; Crevels 2007
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Suriname is 19. All are living languages. Of these, 2 are institutional, 6 are developing, 4 are in trouble, and 7 are dying.
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