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Culture of SurinameSurinamese literature is mainly written in Dutch or the Creole language sranan tongo. But there is literature in a further ten of the country's languages.

Before independence in 1975, a large part of Surinam's intellectuals, including writers, moved to the Netherlands.

  • Countryaah: Latest population statistics of Suriname, including religious profiles and major languages spoken as well as population growth rates in next three decades.

Surinam's various folk groups all have their own music traditions. Typical instruments are the Indian bamboo flutes, the maroons' drums of various kinds, and the Creole's small guitar called cuatro. At Creole parties, sometimes caseko bands play with clarinet, saxophone, banjo and percussion. Among the Javanese are orchestras who perform their traditional gamelan music.

 

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