Dec. 22, 2014

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From JustUs4Michael by Michael Lucas (author's profile)

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Julia Posted 7 years, 11 months ago. ✓ Mailed 7 years, 10 months ago   Favorite
Some facts about Suriname:
- July 2014 estimate 573,311
GDP (PPP) 2014 estimate
- Total $9.240 billion
- Per capita $16,716
Official languages Dutch
Recognised regional languages

Sranan Tongo Creole
Caribbean Hindi

According to the 2012 census, Suriname had a population of 541,638 inhabitants.[2] It is made up of several distinct ethnic groups.

East Indians form 27% of the population. They are descendants of 19th-century contract workers from India. They are from the Indian states of Bihar and Eastern Uttar Pradesh, in Northern India, along the Nepali border.
Surinamese Maroons form 21.7% of the population and are divided into five main groups: Ndyuka (Aucans), Kwinti, Matawai, Saramaccans and Paramaccans.
Surinamese Creoles form 15.7% of the population. They are the mixed descendants of West African slaves and Europeans (mostly Dutch).
Javanese (descendants of contract workers from the former Dutch East Indies on the island of Java, Indonesia),[37] form 14% of the population. mainly in Nickerie, Saramacca, Wanica, Paramaribo and Commewijne
Chinese, mainly descendants of the earliest 19th-century contract workers. The 1990s and early 21st century saw renewed immigration on a large scale. In the year 2011 there were over 40,000 Chinese in Suriname.
Indigenous Americans, the original inhabitants of Suriname, form 3.7% of the population. The main groups being the Akurio, Arawak, Kalina (Caribs), Tiriyó and Wayana. They live mainly in the districts of Paramaribo, Wanica, Marowijne and Sipaliwini.[38]
Europeans, descendants of Dutch 19th-century immigrant farmers, Portuguese from Madeira and other European peoples. The descendants of Dutch immigrant farmers are known as "Boeroes" (derived from boer, the Dutch word for "farmer"). Most Boeroes left after independence in 1975. Today there are about 1000 boeroes in Suriname, of which some are still present in the agricultural sector of Suriname.
Levantines, primarily Maronites from Lebanon, and Jews (mostly descendants of Sephardic Jews and Ashkenazi Jews). In their history, Jodensavanne plays a major role. Many Jews are mixed with other populations.
Brazilians, many of them gold miners.[39]

The vast majority of people (about 90%) live in Paramaribo or on the coast. There is also a significant Surinamese population in the Netherlands. In 2005 there were 328,300 Surinamese people living in the Netherlands, which is about 2% of the total population of the Netherlands, compared to 438,000 Surinamese in Suriname itself.

I hope you are fine Michael, hope to read from you soon,
x Ju

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