Language of the Day for 29 January 2014

Print

Saramaccan [srm]

A language of
Suriname
Population
L1 users: 14,100 (2013). Total users in all countries: 17,100.
Status
5 (Developing).
Language Use
All domains. All ages. Also use Dutch [nld]. Used as L2 by Kwinti [kww].
Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Saramaccan is being used for religious instruction in Moravian schools along the Suriname River. Literature. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1991–2009.