[soor-uh-nahm, -nam; Dutch sy-ree-nah-muh]
a republic on the NE coast of South America: formerly a territory of the Netherlands; gained independence 1975. 60,230 sq. mi. (155,995 sq. km). Capital: Paramaribo.
Also, Surinam [soor-uh-nahm, -nam] . Unabridged
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Surinam or Suriname (ˌsʊərɪˈnæm)
Dutch Guiana, Former names: Netherlands Guiana a republic in NE South America, on the Atlantic: became a self-governing part of the Netherlands in 1954 and fully independent in 1975. Official languages: Dutch; English is also widely spoken. Religion: Hindu, Christian, and Muslim. Currency: guilder. Capital: Paramaribo. Pop: 439 000 (2004 est). Area: 163 820 sq km (63 251 sq miles)
Suriname or Suriname

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