American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Formerly Dutch GuianaSuriname A country of northeast South America on the Atlantic Ocean. First colonized by the British, the region was ceded to the Dutch in 1667 and became an autonomous territory of the Netherlands in 1954. Full independence was achieved in 1975. Paramaribo is the capital and the largest city. Population: 471,000.
- n. a republic in northeastern South America on the Atlantic; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1975
“Researchers find 24 species believed new to science in Suriname rainforest”
“My wife, Jo, and I went to HC ( '02) and did PC in Suriname (' 03-'05).”
“Dutch Guiana (former name Suriname 4 00 N 56 00 W for Suriname)”
“This sighting in southern Suriname significantly extends its known range.”
“Newmont Mining Corporation, based in Denver (US), started in June this year a joint venture with the Suriname company Suralco under the name Suriname Gold Company LLC (SurGold).”
“The term applies to most of the region south of the U.S. Exceptions include Suriname, which is the former Dutch Guiana, and these areas with a British heritage: the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and various islands in the West Indies.”
“On the group's current album, "Suriname" speaks to their interest in music of the African diaspora.”
“cave petroglyphs, or rock carvings, near the village of Kwamalasamutu in a site known as Werehpai, the oldest known human settlement in southern Suriname, with recent estimates suggesting first signs of habitation 5,000 years ago.”
“Except for in the Netherlands, in the Flemish part of Belgium-the Dutch spoken there is referred to as Flemish-and in a few of the former Dutch colonies, such as Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles, Dutch is not generally spoken anywhere else in the world.”
“Reference is made to Suriname which is very similar to T&T.”
Looking for tweets for Suriname.