Netherlands Guiana


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Netherlands Guiana

n
(Placename) a former name for Surinam

Su•ri•na•me

(ˌsʊər əˈnɑ mə)

also Su•ri•nam

(ˈsʊər əˌnɑm, -ˌnæm)

n.
a republic on the NE coast of South America: formerly a territory of the Netherlands; gained independence 1975. 431,156; 63,251 sq. mi. (163,820 sq. km). Cap.: Paramaribo.
Formerly, Dutch Guiana, Netherlands Guiana.
Su`ri•nam′er, n.
Su`ri•na•mese′ (-nəˈmiz, -ˈmis) n., pl. -mese, adj.
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Noun1.Netherlands Guiana - a republic in northeastern South America on the AtlanticNetherlands Guiana - a republic in northeastern South America on the Atlantic; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1975
OAS, Organization of American States - an association including most countries in the western hemisphere; created in 1948 to promote military and economic and social and cultural cooperation
Guiana - a geographical region of northeastern South America including Guyana and Surinam
capital of Suriname, Paramaribo - the capital and largest city and major port of Surinam
Surinam River, Suriname River - a river in Suriname that flows northward to the Atlantic
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