120,000 in Suriname (1993). Population total all countries: 126,400. L2 users: 300,000 in Suriname.
Mainly Paramaribo and along the coast.
3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language.Lingua franca of 80% of the country, including the Hindustanis, Javanese, Chinese, American Indians, and Bush Negroes.
Latin script [Latn].
Christian, traditional religion.